Saturday, August 21, 2010

Straying from the Path

Today's reading: Amos

Thus says the Lord; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they have rejected the law of the Lord, and have not kept his statutes, but they have been led astray by the same lies after which their ancestors walked. Amos 2: 4 NRSV

I wonder if we aren't led astray by the same sorts of things that our parents, grandparents and past generations have been deceived. Certainly the enticements of power, money, fame, success and knowledge have always been weaknesses for the human race. But we can be led astray simply by following paths other than God's.

Amos suggests that rejecting God's laws and not following God's commandments have certainly been the downfall of present and past generations. When we stick with God's law, we stick with God's path. When we stop following God's rules, we stop following the path that God would have us travel. This is true now and it has been true in proceeding generations.

What commandments have you been guilty of ignoring?

What are your weaknesses when it comes to following God?

What would help make you stick to God's path?

God, we are just as guilty as our ancestors when it comes to straying from your way. Help us, Lord, help us! In Jesus' name we plead. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

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