Bible Study Moment: Amos

Amos 5:24 was a favorite verse of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. based on how often he quoted it.

“But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” (KJV)

Christianity Today has a fairly new feature, Close Reading, that is much like a devotional, and a very recent one on Amos 5 points out that this verse is in the midst of a passage concerning worship (see verses 18-27). The author also states that he still ponders why did God reject Israel’s worship. If he had written that he used to ponder that question that would make more sense to me, since the rest of his article/devotional leads the reader to conclude that worship without at least a call for justice is so incomplete as to be unacceptable to God.


Mark Phillips