Sunday, June 21, 2009


Focus verses: Amos 9:11-15

The prophecies of Amos are dire predictions against Israel because of their infidelity to the Lord and their empty religious practices and their injustices and oppression of the poor.

He spoke of days of destruction and the exile of Israel into a distant land.

But verses eleven through fifteen promise a restoration. "I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them." The promise is restoration.

We, too, have committed the entire litany of sins that Amos charges against Israel. We have been unfaithful, unjust, complacent and proud. We have turned away from the Lord because other things seem more expedient at the moment.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you, Matthew 6:33 (KJV)

The key to restoration is seeking the Lord and His righteousness.

Father, God,

Give us an insatiable hunger for You and your word. Draw us to Your righteousness.
In Jesus' most precious name.

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