Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Famine of the Word






December 16

Daily Bible Reading: Amos 7 - 9

Verse of the Day: Amos 8:11 – “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord”

In the midst of his five visions of judgment coming upon the northern kingdom of Israel, Amos makes this declaration from God that the kingdom would suffer not only physical depravation, but a spiritual depravation also. They would suffer a lack of true words from God. There would false prophets, but a true voice would be lacking. It was because they had heard His warnings and rejected them.

Today, are we facing the same fearful message from God? In the Christmas season, is God a central focus – or do we seek to satisfy our physical needs only.

Prayer: Eternal and glorious God, we are facing the celebration of your Son’s entrance into our world. Help us keep our focus on You and Him. May we center our thoughts on Your Word – living and written. Amen.



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