Grace Through Judgment

“‘In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,’ declares the Lord who does this.

‘Behold, the days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.

‘I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,’ says the Lord your God” (Amos 9:11-15).

Drink up God's grace.

Out of judgment comes grace.

Once God has humbled his people, he will save them.

Once they are brought low, He will lift them up.

And not only them—not only Israel—but “all nations who are called by my name” (9:12).

Jesus is David’s raised up tent in which his people from every tribe, tongue, people and nation gather.

We all await the day when we arrive in the Land, where the mountains drip with sweet wine, and the people of God rest secure in the peace of the Lord.

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