In between the third letter of John and the letter of Jude we read ome chapter in Proverbs and three chapters of Amos.
December 5: Proverbs 28, Amos 7, Amos 8, Amos 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 28, more proverbs of Solomon. Wisdom is important, so here are many more proverbs about wisdom and righteousness, and the consequences of the lack thereof.
Amos 7. The prophet had a vision of the Locusts, a vision of fire and a vision of the plumb Line, Amaziah told Amos not to prophesy bad things, but that is why Amos, a poor shepherd was called.
Amos 8. The prophet has a vision of the Summer fruit. That seemed good at first, but it signals the beginning of the destruction of Israel.
Amos 9. The final chapter of Amos depicting the destruction of Israel and the promise that Israel will be restored.
Today we read the third letter of John and three chapters of Amos.
December 4: 3 John, Amos 4, Amos 5, Amos 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
3 John. The Apostle sends a greeting to Gaius. He is commended for his love and generosity, and urged to follow good people like Demetrius, but to avoid bad people like Diotrephes. The letter ends with a farewell greeting. That’s it.
Amos 4. God proclaimed punishment of Israel’s sins, and yet Israel refused Correction.
Amos 5. The prophet ave a lament for Israel and issued another call to repentance, but in vain. The Day of the LORD would still come.
Amos 6. The prophet issues woe to Zion and woe to Samaria. God abhored th pride of Jacob.
In between the second and third letter of John we read one chapter of Proverbs and three chapters of Amos.
December 3: Proverbs 27, Amos 1, Amos 2, Amos 3 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 27, More Proverbs of Solomon. This chapter deals wit the future, and what to do about it today. One notable quote: “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”
Amos 1. The prophet proclaims judgment on Tyre and Sidon.
Amos 2. The prophet proclaims judgment on Moab, Judah and Israel.
Amos 3. The Prophet declares why the inescapable logic of God’s judgement on Israel is inevitable.
Amos 9, The Destruction of Israel, Israel will be Restored.
Amos 8, Vision of the Summer Fruit.
Amos 7, Vision of the Locusts, Vision of the Fire, Vision of the Plumb Line, Amaziah’s Complaint.
Amos 6, Warnings to Zion, Warnings to Samaria.
Amos 5, A Lament for Israel, Call to Repentance, The Day of the LORD.
Amos 4, Punishment of Israel’s Sins, Israel Refused Correction.