Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
Hate what is wrong, love what is right! Promote justice at the city gate! Maybe the Lord, the God who commands armies, will have mercy on those who are left from Joseph. Amos 5.15
Amos was a prophet who was sent to the Israelites. He was warning them of the destruction to come if they did not repent and change their ways.
The Lord warned Israel that if they marched out against any one that their armies would be destroyed. There was idol worship, dishonesty, and extortion. There was injustice and acts of rebellion.
Yet, after all this, God was calling the people to repentance. He called them to seek good and not evil. They were called to hate what was wrong and love what was right.
God is merciful, but he is also holy! He commands all men everywhere to repent, Acts 17.30.
#risingjoy #Amos #repentance
Woe to those who live in ease in Zion, to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as the elite class of the best nation. The family of Israel looks to them for leadership.
The rich of Israel thought they had it made. The prophet accuses them of decadence and injustice. They are complacent and indulge themselves. They serve self rather than God. Destruction is coming!
While the lost perish, God’s church takes its ease. Entertainment is paramount. Spending is mostly on self. We have religion but not God. He will judge. It is time to repent.
#votd #Amos #selfishness
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Thanks to all for the kind words & prayers. Amos is doing wonderful. We got home a little bit ago and Ranae’s mother will be with us the next 5 days (which helps a lot). My parents have been watching the older 3 boys the last 48 hours.
It’s hard to pick my favorite food because I just enjoy eating period. I love anything Mexican or Italian, it seems. Pecan pie is also very high on the list.
My commute varies based on where I’m working for the day–
bookkeeping job–about 10 min
church office–about 5 min
basement office–less than 30 seconds