November 1: Psalm 122; Amos 1-2

Song for Today:
Blessed be the Name
Blessed Be Your Name
Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord

Unto You I lift up my eyes,
O You who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the Lord our God,
Until He has mercy on us.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us!
For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
Our soul is exceedingly filled
With the scorn of those who are at ease,
With the contempt of the proud.
from Psalm 122

The words of Amos, who was among the sheepbreeders of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
And he said:..
•••
Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
•••
Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
•••
Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
•••
Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Edom, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
•••
Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of the people of Ammon, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
from Amos 1

Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Moab, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
•••
Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Judah, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they have despised the law of the Lord,
And have not kept His commandments.
•••
Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Israel, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
•••
But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink,
And commanded the prophets saying,
‘Do not prophesy!’
“Behold, I am weighed down by you,
As a cart full of sheaves is weighed down.
Therefore flight shall perish from the swift,
The strong shall not strengthen his power,
Nor shall the mighty deliver himself;
He shall not stand who handles the bow,
The swift of foot shall not escape,
Nor shall he who rides a horse deliver himself.
The most courageous men of might
Shall flee naked in that day,”
Says the Lord.
from Amos 2

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