“The Lion Hath Roared” – Amos 3:1-15

I. Amos Describes The Sole Privilege Of Israel (1-2)

A. The Authority Of This Word (1a) “Hear this word…”

B. The Author Of This Word (1b) “…that the LORD hath spoken…”

C. The Anguish In This Word (1c-2a)

1. Amos Revealed The Painful Rebuke From God (1c) “against you, O children of Israel,”

2. Amos Revealed Their Privileged Redemption By God (1d)
“…against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,…”

3. Amos Revealed Their Personal Relationship With God (2a) “You only have I known of all the families of the earth:…”

D. The Assurance Of This Word (2b)  “therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”

II. Amos Defends His Strong Preaching To Israel (3-8)

A. His Simple Axioms Demand The Punishment Of God (3-6)

1. They Illustrate The Factual Reason For Israel’s Judgment (3) “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

2. They Illustrate The Full Reality Of Israel’s Judgment (4)
“Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?”

3. They Illustrate The Final Readiness Of Israel’s Judgment (5)
“Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have
taken nothing at all?”

4. They Illustrate The Fearful Response In Israel’s Judgment (6a-6b)

a. The Trumpet In Their City (6a) “Shall a trumpet be blown in the city,”

b. The Terror In Their Citizens (6b) “…and the people not be afraid?…”