RE Verse reading–Amos 1-2 (day one) “The Lord roars from Zion” (vs 2) “A lion has roared! Who will not fear?”(Amos 3:8) Ever hear a lion roar? I have a friend who makes regular trips to Africa to hunt. He says if you ever hear a lion roar in the wild (not having the assurance that he is in a cage) you will NEVER forget it. He say it is bone-chilling to realize that you are not just hunting him, HE IS HUNTING YOU! Amos knew. The first words in his book, repeated later in chapter 3, paint a verbal picture of a God whose holy wrath has finally reached a crisis. He roars to warn us of danger. He roars to call us to repent. Does God ever reach such a moment with His own people? Are we exempt from such holy/hard discipline? Amos says no. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked.” (Galatians 6:7) THE Lion has roared! Anyone listening?