Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Only God

Amos 5: Come back to me and live!

The main minor prophet is the way one commentary refered to Amos. The main smaller prophet with some pretty major words for the people to hear. God was unhappy and he wanted Amos to share the words with the people.

When I got to chapter 5, I felt Amos in his grief. I felt the words like they were being spoken at a funeral. Amos felt it was a funeral. We are no longer what we once were and you must repent. The LORD tells the people very plainly return to me and not places that were once known for worship. I am what matters. Do you value the LORD or the places? Spend time with the LORD. He is begging the people to return to HIM that He is what matters. He reminds them did I not create the stars? Did I not turn darkness to light? Did I not draw up water for the ocean?

God then reminded the people I can destroy what you think is secure! We are all dependent on Him and do not be fooled to think otherwise! God goes on to share about the unfair way things are being done. God talks about trampling on the poor to reach wealth. God shares through Amos just out of control the people were and wow it sounds similiar to now - doesn't it?

God wants us to act right! The whole chapter goes on about how things are not being done right. People are not being obedient, they offer sacrifice, but...it is all about show. It is all about appearances of making sacrifices, but nothing real behind the action.

Be real...no pretend games! Spend time with God and be obedient. Come back to me and live!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I really liked Amos 4:13 from today's reading.

"For the Lord is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights of the earth. The Lord God of Heaven's Armies is His name!"

The God of the universe has revealed His thoughts to us through the Holy Bible. We have been given the mind of God. We can hold it, read it, ponder it and treasure it. Do we?