Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Daily Wisdom

Behold the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.” Amos 8:11

Amos is an ordinary farmer God uses in a great way warning Israel of their fall to Assyria. Amos gives a stirring call for Godliness in our daily living allowing Christ to be displayed. In ch. 8, verse 1: we see a fourth vision “basket of fruit” illustrating Israel being ripe for destruction.  Ever heard the saying “green and growing or ripe and rotten” this is Israel’s situation and Amos’ warning to use in vs 11. Amos warns of a famine beyond the physical, one that is more destructive to our well-being than a lack of food (Mt 4:4 “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”).  Man is prone to avoid the word of God while seeking wisdom for survival elsewhere.  The absence of God’s word and the power it possesses through the Holy Spirit works just like physical, slowly robs you of nutrients needed to keep you healthy.  Causing you to binge on artificial nutrients to sustain you, all the while you’re breaking down Internally and Eternally.  And with it our faith slowly weakens and falters, because faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word (Rom 10:17). The greatest why for you to hear the voice of God is with your eyes, but first you might need to turn down the volume of the world to do so. Don’t blame God for being silent if you haven’t opened your bible.

Cautious: the word listen contains the same letters as silent!   

HSAY … Todd