What if God said, “You have no interest in what I have to say? Think you know better than I do? Have it your way. Let’s see how that works out for you.”
That’s what happened in the days of the prophet, Amos.
And it could well happen now.
We’ve all won the lottery where the wealth of wisdom, peace, power and truth is concerned. It’s called the Word of God. The Bible is the amazing, scandalous story of God’s love for mankind and his redemption of the mess we’ve made of this world.
But, it typically sits dusty and unopened on a shelf – until life gets hard and we decide we might need it.
But what if we frantically went looking for God’s Word and discovered it was no longer available.
Like the loss of a finger, or overall health, or a beloved friend, we tend to forget how valuable something is until it’s gone.
Heed Amos’ warning to Israel:
“The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the Lord . People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from border to border searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.” – Amos 8:11-12
The people had no appetite for God’s Word. Finally, God said, “Have it your way.”
In a world where truth is relative, morality is subjective and peace is elusive, the Word of God is the only thing that never changes, never betrays and never abandons. It is our “true north.”
Fall in love with your Bible.
Sola Scriptura, nw