Amos describes Israel’s absolute inescapability from the impending judgment.
Following the description of judgment upon the disobedient Israelites (vv. 1-4), Amos portrays the LORD as the sovereign God who has complete control over all creation.
The Suzerain God dismisses Israel’s arrogance and false confidence in themselves and says that He will shake the sinners of His people and kill them by the sword.
The Suzerain (ruler) God promises to restore the Israelites along with their fortune. He will repair, raise up, and rebuild the fallen dynasty of David. He will bless them with national stability and grant them peace of mind.
Amos 9 describes Israel’s absolute inescapability from the impending judgment and portrays the LORD as the sovereign God who has complete control and power over all creation. Because of His righteousness and power, the LORD will execute judgment impartially, treating His covenant nation Israel as He treats the other nations, as He had promised He would do (Deuteronomy 8:19-20).
However, judgment will not be the final divine action. God will one day restore, raise up, and rebuild the house of David. He will bless Israel with national stability by regathering the people and restoring them to the Promised Land with peace of mind. Chapter 9 can be outlined as follows: