Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
Hate what is wrong, love what is right! Promote justice at the city gate! Maybe the Lord, the God who commands armies, will have mercy on those who are left from Joseph. Amos 5.15
Amos was a prophet who was sent to the Israelites. He was warning them of the destruction to come if they did not repent and change their ways.
The Lord warned Israel that if they marched out against any one that their armies would be destroyed. There was idol worship, dishonesty, and extortion. There was injustice and acts of rebellion.
Yet, after all this, God was calling the people to repentance. He called them to seek good and not evil. They were called to hate what was wrong and love what was right.
God is merciful, but he is also holy! He commands all men everywhere to repent, Acts 17.30.