Avoiding Calamity

Hi and good morning

Amos chapter 5 and verses 14-15 says the following “Seek good and not evil, that you may live; So the Lord God of hosts will be with you, As you have spoken. Hate evil, love good; Establish justice in the gate. It may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.”

So my question this morning is “how can this calamity be averted”? The solution is so simple and obvious that God seems to spend very little time on it within the book of Amos. In reality, every word of the book screams what Israel needed to do then – and what we and they need to do today.

“Seek good and not evil, that you may live; so the Lord God of hosts will be with you, as you have spoken. Hate evil, love good; establish justice in the gate.”

A person does not need to seek God if He has already revealed Himself to him. Thus, seek means “to turn” to Him in repentance, not necessarily “to look for.” This is a way of saying, “Set aside your time and life for God.”

May I suggest we all think about these powerful, simple and life changing words.

Have a great weekend

Mark

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