Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [7/15/18]
Passage: Amos 4:1-13
Verse: Amos 4:13 (NIV)

He who forms the mountains,
who creates the wind,
and who reveals his thoughts to mankind,
who turns dawn to darkness,
and treads on the heights of the earth—
the Lord God Almighty is his name.

Oh, now this is getting personal.  In this passage of Scripture, God’s people, Israel, are being called to account.  God’s questions are actually more of an indictment, or a statement of fact, than they are actual questions to be answered.  Do we live a life of luxury and leisure time activities, while we continue to oppress the poor and crush the needy by our indifference or neglect?  Ouch!  I hope not, but sometimes we do not see how blessed we really are… or how needy others around us may be.  May we see through the eyes of our Lord today.  May we see what He sees.  May the Holy Spirit provide the wisdom, power, and means for us to act justly and with mercy in some small way today.  God continues, in this passage, to question the motives we have for the things we do that appear to be honorable and good.  May the Holy Spirit check our hearts today and replace any selfish desire or ambition with the heart of a true servant of the Lord.  May we be found faithful to you and your ways, Lord God Almighty.  May we be able to avoid the need for correction as we return to you.  (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)

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The River Run Church is affiliated with the International Church of the Nazarene. We are located in the North Central Mission Area of the Maine District.
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