Food For Thought For October 12, 2023
Get Back in Step With God | Amos 3:2-3Read This Passage: Jeremiah 9:23-26
2 “You only have I known of all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” 3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?Amos 3:2-3 NKJV
This was a word from God that Amos shared with Israel – the northern kingdom – during their days of living in great wickedness. You see, Israel was out of step with God, but they went around believing that they had it made – they thought they were blessed. Now, what could lead one to thinking that way? I suppose that if you’re of a worldly mindset, if you’re gathering the riches of the world and have great wealth, then you wouldn’t think the Lord would be upset with you. In fact, there are many who have the world’s riches that think they are blessed!
Yet, an important question was asked, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” This speaks to living in fellowship – in harmony – between two parties. The Lord, we should understand, was not living in harmony with Israel at that time. Why not? Because they were living wickedly and God does not live in fellowship with wickedness. Through the prophet Jeremiah, the Lord called on the wise man not to glory in his wisdom, nor the mighty man glory in his might. The Lord then said that they should glory in coming to understand and know Him (Jer. 9:23-24).
Are you walking in step with the Lord? Don’t think that what you have, or may not have, determines whether or not you are in fellowship with the Lord. If you have taken time to come to understand and know the Lord, and God is your hope and trust, then you are in step with Him. However, if God is not your hope nor do you trust in Him, God promises that the day is coming when He will judge. So, I suggest that you take this time to get back in step with God; come to understand, know, and trust the Lord.