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Does Disaster Come to a City, Unless the Lord Has Done it?

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“Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?” Amos 3:6

These words are notable for us in the midst of a global crisis. God’s people need to take note of His works and be ready with a posture of repentance. As a Christian, how should we respond to the disaster of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Amos was a shepherd who was chosen by God to serve to speak His Words to the people of Israel. God spoke judgment against the pagans peoples, then against Judah, and finally against His people (Israel). He is in command of all things, at all times.

We can’t explain every act of the Lord, but we must turn our hearts toward Him in humility and repentance. Seek the Lord, depart from wickedness, and strive for holiness. Confess personal and corporate sin, and pray for forgiveness today.


  • Amos 3
  • 2 Timothy 2:19
  • Romans 8
  • Hebrews 7:25


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