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Friday, March 5, 2021

Amos 1:1



The words of Amos, a shepherd from Tekoa . . .

When we struggle to understand prophecy it helps to consult commentary and footnotes. It also helps to keep our ears and eyes and hearts ready and open.

God says: Rather than viewing an obstacle as a barrier . . . try to see it as a stepping stone to a new perspective.   Rather than fearing accountability . . . try to see it as a way to draw closer to me. Rather than holding yourselves above or away others . . . try to serve the poorest, the lowest, the humblest of my children. Rather than assuming that prophets live only in the past . . . try to see yourself as one who conveys my Word to others faithfully. Amos shows you all of these insights . . . if you will spend some time with him today.

We develop solid insights when we spend time with God. We inspire insight in others when we follow Christ. We bring healing insight to the suffering when we live in the Spirit.

Read the Amos-Accountability page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/the-book-of-our-life/the-old-testament/the-prophets/amos-accountability/ and then consider the insights Amos brings to us today.

Image from: http://raykliu.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/leading-and-equipping-shepherd-and-sheep-2/

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