Amos 5: Seek the Lord and Live

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 184


Amos 5 tells how Israelites were again encouraged to seek the Lord and repent of their evil ways. In particular, the Lord condemned their greed and their idolatry. He said if they would “seek the Lord,” they would “live” (see vv. 3–6, 14–15), but if they did not, they would be carried away into captivity.

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Amos 5.

Activity A iconWhat Do You Think?

Read Amos 5:4–6, 14–15. Since we must all experience death sometime or in some way, explain the ways you think those who seek the Lord will “live.”