Today you should read: Amos 5
While much of what Amos wrote about is future prophecy and the “Day of the Lord” (see my previous post on that here), there are some great verses in this chapter that apply to us today, especially concerning repentance and faith. In fact, the most “famous Amos” verses are found here:
“Seek Me and live…” (4b)
“Seek the Lord and live…” (6a)
“Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said.” (14)
Notice a theme here? This is great stuff. Sadly, though, it has become mere church-talk or “Christianese” instead of a reality in our lives. I know it can be true of all of us: talking about following God and not actually doing it. This is the mark of a Pharisee. They were religious zealots, they knew the law, but their hearts were far from God. These are verses we need to heed, not just read.
Another convicting thought from this passage comes from verse 12a:
“For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins…”
It reminds me that no sin is beyond the gaze of my God. He knows all and I need to quit pretending like He doesn’t see them. He desires true repentance and obedience.
Enough from me. What insights did you glean from today’s reading, CPC?
Posted by: Todd Thomas