RE Verse reading–Amos 4:1-5, 5:1-24 (day four) “Hear this word, you cows of Bashan” (4:1) Many of us know the New Testament prayer promise, ” and the peace of God which passes understanding will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7) Great promise, but is there a peace that passes even God’s understanding? Is there a time when feeling peaceful is inappropriate ? Perhaps this is what Amos mean’t when he called the women of Samaria (some of them, at least) cows. Cows are self-centered animals. So long as they have plenty to eat and drink they are not concerned. This kind of so-long-as-I-am-ok peace is not God’s plan for us. If people are not being treated fairly, He wants us concerned and involved. The good Samaritan was upset enough to stop and offer help. “Woe to those who are at ease in Zion” (Amos 6:1) If it means complacency or selfishness, there is a kind of “peace” that even God doesn’t understand.