Do Not Neglect the Persecuted.
“But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.” – Amos 5:24
The world we live in is full of injustice, false imprisonment, over sentencing, child sex trafficking and a host of other unspeakable evil acts take place every day all around us. Jesus Christ was a man of compassion; therefore, we should be recognised as compassionate and caring people. With our charitable works we should be giving the world a glimpse of heaven, it should be one of the many things that set us apart.
Preaching, teaching and praying are not our only commands. The book of Amos reminds us that these things are futile if they are not combined with loving our neighbour as ourselves. If you find yourself falling into the trap of prioritising certain kingdom principles over serving others, you might want to focus on balancing your duties as a believer.
The book of Amos teaches us that worship, prayer and teaching are just as important as helping the suffering. Click To Tweet
The book of Amos teaches us that worship, prayer and teaching are just as important as helping the suffering. Not only are we to have a relationship with the Lord, but He has also assigned us to tasks on the earth. Amos reminds us that the physical and spiritual needs of the people are of equal measure.
May God bless the hearers and the doers of His word.