To Follow Jesus
My notes on Every Day with Jesus, written by Selwyn Hughes; revised and updated by Mick Brooks, published by CWR.
July/August 2016 Issue – Seek Me and Live, ‘let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream’ Amos 5:24
The text set for today’s reading and meditation (the key verse is highlighted):
Amos 1:2 (NIVUK): ”Amos said: ‘The Lord roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds dry up, and the top of (Mount) Carmel withers.’”
Selwyn starts by saying: “God is about to speak to Israel, not in terms of making a few suggestions, but to challenge them with His deep concerns. He wants their attention, so the word that is to come through the prophet is as urgent as a lion’s roar and as powerful as a tornado.”
He goes on to say: “How comfortable are you in your spiritual life? If we are honest, far too many of us have settled down in a comfort zone and do not wish to be disturbed. Even a Bible study group can be a place where we pool our ideas rather than a place where we go to hear God speak.
If you don’t want to be challenged in you Christian life then don’t read any further. Amos is a very challenging book. The words recorded in it will bring us face to face with the fact that God will never agree to preserve our comfortable and complacent spiritual status.”
It’s a good question, which Selwyn places in front of us – How comfortable are you in your spiritual life? How would you honestly answer this question?
If, you are comfortable with the current situation then do what Selwyn has suggested – don’t read any further – spend you time doing something else besides reading Every Day with Jesus – and don’t waste your time on this site; just continue on your comfortable path to destruction and enjoy what time you have – basking in the ‘darkness’ of a false relationship.