I. Matthew changes two kings
A. Asa becomes Asaph
B. Amon becomes Amos
II. Who is Asa?
A. King of Judah
B. Righteous to the very end
III. Who is Asaph?
B. Themes revolve around God's judgment of Israel
IV. Who is Amon?
A. Unrighteous King
V. Who is Amos?
B. Judged Israel
C. Amos focused on Israel's neglect of the poor
A. In the Bible, "Justice" isn't rooted in philosophy or theory. It is rooted in God's heart.
B. Justice is derived from what God cares about and how God wants to see the world function.
C. We know the desires of God from scripture.
D. As Christians, we must care about justice because God's character reflects justice in the Bible.
E. As Christians, we are called to love those you see as unjust because Jesus teaches to love our neighbors and our enemies as ourselves.
VII. What is unexpected about this?
B. Rest in scripture, in Jesus' words and his example.
C. As you follow Jesus more closely, don't be surprised if what you care about begins to change.