Sorry for the long delay in posting. This winter has been crazy in Indiana and the bitter cold and snow have not helped my fibromyalgia at all. Brain fog has been as bad if not worse than the pain, making concentrating on hearing the Lord’s words very difficult.
Hubby is working on a sermon in Malachi and has been talking about how the Lord will give justice even when it seems very elusive. I was trying to help him find a quote he was looking for and some verses from chapter 5 of Amos really jumped out for me. They seem to be just as true and valid today as they were hundreds of years ago. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as they say. I pray this resonates with you and touches your heart as it did mine.
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Seek God, Seek Good
I praise the Lord and call on Him
To save and guide my ways.
I want to follow His straight path
And love Him all my days.
As Amos warned us, “Seek the Lord!”
Just see what He has done!
He made the stars and knows the name
Of each and every one.
He turns death’s shadow into dawn;
Makes day as dark as night.
He calls for waters of the sea
And pours them in our sight.
He breaks the strong who tread the poor,
Take bribes and are not just.
The prudent see this evil time,
Know silence is a must.
Seek good, not evil, that you’ll live
And so God goes with you.
The Lord of hosts will honor all
The just things you may do.
These words are just as true today
As back in Amos’ time.
So still seek good and justice now,
Let God repay each crime.
©2014 Denise McKenney
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You have said this so beautifully. I will keep this close to me.