The Plumb Line in the Pulpit
Jun 27, 2021 • Grayson Gilbert
In the midst of prophesying, Amos is interrupted by a priest named Amaziah. The two exchange words concerning the visions of judgment Amos has pronounced from the Lord. Unfortunately for the priest, this exchange is a demonstration of God's plumb line in action, where He stands and measures the two against His Word. Amos measures up, but Amaziah falls woefully short and finds himself the recipient of judgment. Thus, the text reveals three non-negotiable qualities of the man of God—yet the question remains for today: shall those behind the pulpit measure up, or shall they go the way of Amaziah?