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 2:6 (NIVUK): ”This is what the Lord says: ‘For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not relent. They sell the innocent for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals. …'”
In today’s study, Selwyn tells us that God’s’ country – Israel – is indicated for social injustice and spiritual adultery. … “The people of Israel had so tampered with their collective conscience that it no longer showed them what was right and wrong. And people without a good conscience are as much at risk as a ship at sea that is guided by a faulty compass.”
As we look around today’s world – do you think we are being morally guided by a trustworthy compass?
There are now, as many views on what’s right and wrong, as there are people; is it any wonder that nations cannot act in a righteous way and be fully supported by their peoples? Disunity and disruption are the new ‘normal’ because we are no longer united under the name of Jesus.