Taking Too Much

Amos denounced Gaza, the capital of the Philistines,
Thus says the LORD:
“For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because they took captive the whole captivity
To deliver them up to Edom.”
(Amos 1:6)
Because they took more than they should have, God would bring a fire upon them, and He would wipe them out as a people (Amos 1:7, 8).
Greed overtook them when an enemy went down, instead of seeing why God destroyed that enemy and thinking on their own sin.
Let us examine our own lives when an enemy falls and see whether we have sin from which we must repent.

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