Minor Prophets: Three Breaches

What happens when God’s people lose touch with God’s values and God’s character?
They do not stop being God’s people.
But.
They do experience a profound disconnection from God.
Instead of experiencing and living out the exuberant joy of shalom, they create and participate in systems that harm.

Minor Prophets: Amos “Let Justice Roll Down”

They were to allow God’s core values of justice and righteousness to become their core values, which would be reflected in their compassion and care for the economically, politically, and socially disadvantaged

Who Does God Punish?

I think we call it the Fall of Humankind because the first humans were at the pinnacle of human experience, where everything was good, their relationships were healthy and filled with love, their work was satisfying and productive, their resources were ample, the world was their oyster, and their spiritual communion with God and each other was full.