God’s remnant

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 3:12 (NIVUK): “This is what the Lord says: ‘As a shepherd rescues from the lion’s mouth only two leg bones or a piece of an ear, so will the Israelites living in Samaria be rescued, with only the head of a bed and a piece of fabric from a couch.”

In today’s study we are told that God can make something useful out of a useless remnant.

Selwyn goes on to write: “For the prophets, the idea of God’s remnant was above all a sign of God’s incredible patience and amazing grace  in not totally destroying His people. It shows us that God is willing to start all over again with the most unlikely ragbag of survivors.”

And are we not all thankful for God’s never-ending patience?


[Totally distracted from the task set before me; because pain in my spine from the cancer is denominating my attention at the moment. My doctor has review my pain management plan this afternoon, hopefully tomorrow is a better day.]