What is Amos’ warning from God?
(Prepare to meet your God.) To prepare to meet God is to do what is right to be ready to meet Him face-to-face. Because the people would not return to God, Amos said, “Woe to you, Israel.” Woe means sadness. Amos is warning us that there will be sadness if we are not ready to meet God. God wants us to live joyfully forever with Him—without any woes!
Amos described the God we are getting ready to meet. He described five things about God that show us His mighty power. Close your eyes and imagine God doing these five things: forming the mountains, creating the wind, showing His thoughts to us, turning morning into night, and walking along the mountaintops. Imagine Amos introducing you to God. What do you think it will be like to meet God face-to-face?
Amos explained that our choice is to seek good not evil. Evil means something that is harmful or wrong in God’s eyes. What are some ways we can seek good instead of evil?
What was God’s promise for those who seek good, not evil? (God will be with us.) The Holy Spirit is with believers, always helping us to choose good over evil.
THE PLUMB LINE:
In Amos’ vision, God compared using a plumb line to measure a wall’s uprightness to measuring the uprightness of His people. To live an upright life is to make choices that are right in God’s eyes. Where can we read about the life God wants for us? (In the Bible.) Just as our hand drawn lines may have looked perfect, our lives may look perfectly upright to others. The plumb line showed our drawn lines were not perfectly straight. The Bible shows our lives are not perfectly upright, for we all have done wrong in God’s eyes. That’s why we need Jesus! When we accept Jesus as our Saviour, God sees His perfect Son in us and we are good in God’s eyes. That means we line up with God’s plumb line!
Have a great day brethren,
Sir Godfrey Gregg VGCO
The Mystical Court