Sermon of September 22, 2013–“Skipping the Prophets”

Amos 8:4-7

Hear this, you that trample on the needy,
   and bring to ruin the poor of the land, 
saying, ‘When will the new moon be over
   so that we may sell grain;
and the sabbath,
   so that we may offer wheat for sale?
We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,
   and practise deceit with false balances, 
buying the poor for silver
   and the needy for a pair of sandals,
   and selling the sweepings of the wheat.’ 

The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.

Amos by Gustav Dore.  Public Domain.
Amos by Gustav Dore. Public Domain.