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6.22 Amos -- Summary of Amos Racial Teachings

        a. The Lord is Judge over all the nations of the earth.  Israel is not exempt from judgment, nor does she qualify for special treatment; if anything, the yardstick (plumb line, Amos 7:7-8) for her must be more strict.
          b. Though Israel has been uniquely chosen, God has granted other peoples guidance and special acts of deliverance.  He may choose to use any of them as instruments of judgment.
          c.  Nevertheless, Israel has a special destiny.  Hers is the Davidic kingship, the rule over other nations, and her own land.  There is no suggestion that the other nations will at last merge with Israel; they seem rather to inherit blessing in and through a position of subservience to Israel.


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