Amos 8: 4, 6-7 ” Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land…buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat. The Lord has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: ‘I will never forget anything they have done.’ “

Amos was appalled by the arrogance, injustice, and cruelty of the social sins by the upper class. We read that these people didn’t think twice about oppressing the poor, widow, or orphan and treating them harshly. But Amos warned them that the Lord sees all…”He takes notice of ever act of wickedness however slight.” And He remembers…”But they don’t realize that I remember all their evil deeds. Their sins engulf them; they are always before Me.” We may think that God isn’t watching the wickedness and oppression in the world today…that He’s far off or unconcerned…but He’s not…for God promised, “I will never forget anything they have done.”

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