Passage: Amos 3:7-15
Verse: Amos 3:12 (NIV 2011)
As a shepherd rescues from the lion’s mouth… so will the Israelites living in Samaria be rescued….
God has a plan… and there is light at the end of the tunnel! While the various prophetical books in the Bible begin with warnings to God’s people and then describe the destruction that is to follow, they end with a hope for the future. We are beginning to turn the corner in the book of Amos. We read of the remnant – there is a group of God’s people who will be rescued… a group that will survive all of the destruction around them. Many parallels can be drawn between Old Testament, New Testament, and many other times throughout history. May we learn from them and be reassured. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Darkness cannot exist in the light. Let us continue if the light of Jesus Christ. Let us seek to be among the remnant. May the God of love and mercy provide comfort and encouragement to you today. May you see the light at the end of the tunnel, give thanks, and be blessed. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)