A Bit from Pastor Wright
...a Youtube link to part of one of his sermons...The center seemed to be his bit on Malachi 3:6:
Where governments change, God does not change. God is the same yesterday, today and forever more. That’s what his name I Am means. He does not change.
God was against slavery on yesterday, and God, who does not change, is still against slavery today. God was a God of love yesterday, and God who does not change, is still a God of love today. God was a God of justice on yesterday, and God who does not change, is still a God of justice today. God does not change.
The climax at the end of the selection recounts Amos 1-2, & esp. the turn in 2:6-8 to Israel. It's interesting to see that the old trope retains such raw, explosive power.