Very interesting commentary by Bob Griffith:
If those of the Christian Religious Right are looking expectantly for the second coming of Christ as vindication [against their enemies], they should take the prophetic admonishment of Amos to heart. I’m studying for my OT final and am reading Amos.
Amos 5:18-20 deals with the expectation of the inhabitants of Israel, the northern kingdom, the Israelites, as piously expecting to be vindicated against their enemies at the “day of the Lord,” but in reality it will be a very dark day for them because of their own injustice and sin – their own self-righteousness. The day of the Lord will not be their vindication, but their humiliation and destruction, unless they turn back to the Lord.