Today’s reading: Joel 2:28-Amos 4:13
My selection: Amos 4:11-12
11 “ I overthrew some of you,
as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
and you were as a brand plucked out of the burning;
yet you did not return to me,”
declares the Lord.
12 “ Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel;
because I will do this to you,
prepare to meet your God, O Israel!”
My reflections: Israel did not respond to the series of plagues and trials that God sent their way. They did not return to the Lord even when they saw Him overthrowing some of their people. Those God spared were like brands plucked out of the fire but, in their presumption, they did not come to Him. Now God tells them they will meet Him but on His terms, not their own.
My challenge: A final meeting with God is inevitable for every human being throughout history. You cannot avoid it. Nor can I (Hebrews 9:27,28). How will you meet God? Will you come to Him in faith and repentance now and receive forgiveness and salvation or will you resist to the end and defiantly face Him as your judge? Prepare to meet your God, my friend. The day will come sooner than you imagine.
Tomorrow’s reading: Amos 5:1-9:10