Tag: Romans 12:8-11

Thankful for a Good God!

Scripture reading for September 28th:  Amos 3-7

Key Scriptures:  Amos 5:14-15 “Seek good, not evil, that you may live.  Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say He is.  Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts.  Perhaps the Lord God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.”

As a good father warns his children, so God warned His people, Israel, of coming judgment as consequences for their sins and rebellion. He sent Amos with a call to repentance:  “Seek Me and live.”  (Amos 5:4)  Real life was found in keeping God’s commandments and doing what He decreed was good.  If they would repent, God would show mercy.  But pride and arrogance and riches and complacency caused God’s people who heard Amos’ message to sent him away:  “Get out, you seer!  God back to the land of Judah!”   (Amos 7:12)  May we listen to our Good Father’s advice today!

Thankful for a Good Father’s instruction:  “Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above yourselves.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”  (Romans 12:8-11)

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