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Bible Commentaries

Philpot's Commentary on select texts of the Bible

Amos 6

Verse 1

Am 6:1

"Woe to those who are at ease in Zion." Am 6:1

Bunyan says, in his plain, homely language—"A Christian man is never long at ease; when one fright’s gone, another does him seize."

Sin will never let him rest long, nor Satan let him rest long, nor God let him rest long, nor his own fears let him rest long. He cannot be at ease until his conscience is purged with the blood of sprinkling; until his soul has been blessed with a feeling sense and enjoyment of the love of God; until he has sweet manifestations of pardoning mercy, blessed revelations of Christ to his soul, with the voice and witness of the Spirit in his breast. This is not the ease of Moab (Jer 48:11), but the ease of which the Psalmist speaks when he says, "His soul shall dwell at ease" (Ps 25:13). All ease but this is the sleep of the sluggard; carnal ease as opposed to spiritual. If then he drops into carnal ease, and for a time sin does not seem to plague, nor Satan tempt, nor the world persecute, the Christian man feels that he is getting wrong; he has lost a burden, but not in the right way, and would rather have the burden back than be left to have his portion among those who are at ease in Zion.

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Philpot, Joseph Charles. "Commentary on Amos 6". Philpot's Commentary on select texts of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jcp/amos-6.html.