Amos 7:1-8:3

  1. What is the significance of each of Amos’ four visions. (7:1-9; 8:1-3)?
    What truth is demonstrated by the difference between the first two and the last two?
  2. 7:10-17. How does this section reveal the fearless courage of the prophet and the danger to which his obedience to God’s call exposed him?
    What can we learn from this concerning the demands of God’s service?


  1. 7:4, ‘The great deep’: probably a reference to the ancient belief in underground depths which supplied water for streams, springs, etc. Cf.Gen. 7:11.
  2. 7:10. Bethel was the chief sanctuary of the northern kingdom.