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Bible Commentaries

Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Amos 3

Verses 1-8

The Lord Has Spoken, Who Will Declare His Word? Amos 3:1-8 opens and closes with the statement that the Lord has spoken. In this passage of Scripture the Lord’s voice is compared to the roar of a lion, as in the opening verses of Amos, “The LORD will roar from Zion.” (Amos 1:2) These verses are written poetically in Hebrew parallelisms. The central message of this passage is that the Lord is asking Israel why none of them is proclaiming national repentance in an acknowledgment that Lord has brought calamities upon His people.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Amos 3:3 Comments - Man cannot walk with God except he be agreed with God on what the Bible says. God is unchangeable (James 1:17).

James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

Malachi 3:6, “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

Man was made in God’s image, not vice verse. So man, if he truly desires to walk with God, will have to be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus (Romans 8:29).

Romans 8:29, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

Amos 3:3 Comments - Amos 3:3 applies to people fellowshipping together. This is why many marriages cannot have a close fellowship. Each person is a different individual. Therefore to walk in fellowship, an individual must agree upon God’s word to come into one mind and one accord. This is why God wrote 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

A believer cannot be in fellowship with an unbeliever and the believer be walking according to God’s Holy commandments. Note:

James 4:4, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God ? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Amos 3". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/amos-3.html. 2013.