So the Lord relented concerning this. “This also shall not be,” said the Lord God. (Amos 7:6)
God responds to the hidden intercession of the prophet by relenting. That is, He changes His mind because He is deeply moved by Amos’ plea. This is a puzzling mystery but also a glorious reality. At times, God does relent from pouring out His wrath on a nation. Contrary to popular thinking, the God of the Bible is not some rigid deity or some inflexible machine; instead, He personally responds in a dynamic dialogue with those who fervently pray and intercede for their nation.
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