Who is Amos? He was a shepherd and farmer from Tekoa, Judah whom our God called to give warning to the people and leaders of Israel. It is unique, Amos is not a "professional" prophet nor a prophet’s son who made his living by making religious pronouncements. He was a farm laborer saying what he's been asked to say from the Lord. Why did Amos say he did not go to the School of the Prophets just for a livelihood?
Like Apostle Paul, we must have the mind of Christ so that Christ can instruct us, He can teach us if we have His mind. Apostle Paul is the perfect example, he has the mind of Christ, it follows therefore that Apostle Paul received the instruction from Christ. He was able to preach and follow the teachings of Christ because he got the mind of the Lord. What is the reason why the mind is the one mentioned in the verse if we want to be instructed by Christ?
What do the Scriptures mean when it refers to a remnant? The remnant is a survivor who returns to God after the Lord gave His judgment to people due to the willful pride of heart. The remnant is also a seed. [Isa. 10:20-21, 17-18; Isa. 1:8-9 Douay-Rheims]. It is true that in the eyes of many people a remnant is considered as worthless, but God gives high value to those whom He had set apart for a purpose. The remnant is not an institution, but individuals scattered in various places. It is a virtue, a trait or quality. Whoever, whatever, and wherever he is, if he obeys God’s teachings, he is a remnant
IPINAGPAUNA NG MGA APOSTOL ANG PAGLITAW NG MGA TIWALING MINISTRO NA BINABALUKTOT O PINIPILIPIT ANG MGA ARAL NG DIYOS UPANG UMAYON SA KANILANG GUSTO AT MABIGYANG KATUWIRAN ANG KANILANG IBA’T IBANG KASAMAAN.
If we are observant, we can see that there are protocols or systems that need to be followed if a person wants to have an audience with a king or a queen, a president, a mayor or a company head or anybody in authority. We cannot just walk in unannounced to be able to meet or talk to them. These are all human beings like us and yet we follow the rules if we want to meet or be near to them. Therefore, it is understandable that to be near to God, our Creator, there are conditions to be met, requirements that should be followed by a person wanting to be in the presence of God.
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