When we spend time with Jesus "Everyday" our life CHANGES! When His Word is coming out of your mouth "Everday" your life CHANGES! Give the angels something to do, Speak God's Word! Your circumstances are guranteed to Change. He gaves us His Promise!! Remember 7 days without prayer makes one weak... Stay Strong!!!!
Today, try not to speak any unkind word, think of the people who can't speak. Don't complain about the food you eat, some have nothing. Don't complain about life, many die young. If you're tired of your job, think of the jobless, the disabled and those who wish they had yours. When sad thoughts seem to put you down, paint a smile on your face and thank God you are alive and still around. Life is a gift, live it well. God Bless to all..
(10) They hate the one who rebukes in the gate,
And they abhor the one who speaks uprightly.
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If a person does right, people will begin to persecute him. It may, very sadly, even happen right inside the church.
Amos confirms that the first thing that occurs if we really are undergoing transformation—if we have had an encounter with God—is that we will turn to God's truth . Our attitude will change toward God's truth. The author of Psalm 119:97 says, "O, how I love Your law!" He was in love with it. To him, it was so good to be able to look into God's Word. If a person loves something, what does he want to do with it? Talk about it! Share it with other people. Is that not what happens to the newly converted person? Indeed, it is. One can almost guage a person's conversion by how he loves the Word of God, for "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks."
Amos states these truths so succinctly. All we need to do to understand it positively is turn what he says around backward. If we really do seek God, we are going to love His Word. We will hang on everything that comes out of His mouth—because we will see it for what it is. The most valuable thing a person can possess is the Word of God.
These people in Amos showed every evidence of a refusal to be governed by truth in their lives.
Thanks Sydney for sharing your videos of Josh... he is, indeed, a versatile and talented brother....