As exhausting as this research is for my exegesis paper, I must say...
I will write more of my findings as I proceed to write my paper throughout the semester. The social injustice that was going on in Amos’ day was just incredible. Researching the background of this book has me wanting to just dig deep into it.
But, alas, I would die. haha! Not really. But this process is physically and mentally exhausting. Yet it’s great at the same time!
Through this, I can truly see how this quote by Sproul rings true for us:
Here, then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy.
- R.C. Sproul -