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Your Personal Invitation to be Saved
and go to Heaven when your life on earth is over!!!
(1) God loves You!!
Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(2) Your Sin (or Disobedience to God) has Separated You from God!!
Romans 5:12, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all
men, for that all have sinned:
(3) Only Jesus-Christ
can Forgive Your Sins!!
Acts 4:12, Neither is there
salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
(4) Will You Receive Jesus-Christ as
Your Lord (or Authority) & Savior (or Rescuer)??
Mark 1:15, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
(Through Prayer) Sorrowfully tell God Your a Sinner, willing to turn from Your Sins and trust Jesus-Christ's shedding of Blood
and Death on the Cross for Full Payment of Your Sins and will Follow Him.
Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life
|Provisions or Possessions |
Today's Scripture: Amos
1Woe to them that are at ease in Zion,
and trust in the mountain ofSamaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
2Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from
thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border
greater than your border?
that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
4That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and
eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
5That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves
instruments of musick, like David;
drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
7Therefore now shall they go captive
with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
8The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the
LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city
with all that is therein.
it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.
10And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out
the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall
say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
11For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the
great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
12Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall,
and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
13Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
14But, behold, I will raise up against
you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath
unto the river of the wilderness.
|Today's Scripture Meaning: |
The danger of
luxury and false security. (1-7) Punishments of sins. (8-14)
Verses 1-7: Those are looked upon as doing well for themselves, who do well for their
bodies; but we are here told what their ease is, and what their woe is. Here is a description of the pride, security, and
sensuality, for which God would reckon. Careless sinners are every where in danger; but those at ease in Zion, who are stupid,
vainly confident, and abusing their privileges, are in the greatest danger. Yet many fancy themselves the people of God,
who are living in sin, and in conformity to the world. But the examples of others' ruin forbid us to be secure. Those who
are set upon their pleasures are commonly careless of the troubles of others, but this is great offence to God. Those who
placed their happiness in the pleasures of sense, and set their hearts upon them, shall be deprived of those pleasures. Those
who try to put the evil day far from them, find it nearest to them.
Verses 8-14: How dreadful, how miserable, is the case of those whose eternal
ruin the Lord himself has sworn; for he can execute his purpose, and none can alter it! Those hearts are wretchedly hardened
that will not be brought to mention God's name, and to worship him, when the hand of God is gone out against them, when sickness
and death are in their families. Those that will not be tilled as fields, shall be abandoned as rocks. When our services of
God are soured with sin, his providences will justly be made bitter to us. Men should take warning not to harden their hearts,
for those who walk in pride, God will destroy.
Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord.
Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue with the book of Amos with Chapter 6. In our text today
we see how God despises Israel's pride as the people competed in extravagance while they continued to suppress the poor.
In making application we see how the Lord hates a proud look as it is self worship. The Lord provides all of our needs and
there is nothing wrong with providing for our families but when our provisions become possessions or idols the Lord will judge.
How about you? Are your provisions from the Lord a possession of pride? Let us learn from our text today and the example of
Israel to see how their pride of their possessions at the expense of others brought them the judgement of the Lord.
Thank You, David Burnette, Director:U.S.Bible Society
Please Contact Me with Any Questions
- Tue 10/28/2014 | South Africa | Portia | My brother Edwell facing a lot of blockages in his transport business,poverty
and he is diabetic.No marriage to the ladies in my family l desire to marry & settle down
- Tue 10/28/2014 | Ghana | AKWASI ASAMOAH | Please I have got a burnout so please kindly do me favor by
praying for me so that the spirit and also the light in me might be alive again
- Tue 10/28/2014
| USA | Bonnie Williams | Please
pray for my husband Johnny who has cancer,and that he get save. Also for the doctors and nurses that are looking after him
and for my children and grand children that we have peace in our family. Also for my health and finances.
- Tue 10/28/2014 | united States | Tami cooley | Please pray for me and my family please pray for me to be blessed to keep my freedom and To be covered in the name of Jesus lord
please help me please pray for me family I'm confused and trying not to get depressed please pray for me and my family.
- Tue 10/28/2014 | Germany | Collins | God of covenant come to my aid to establish and settle me in this country, move me forward in His kingdom work
- Mon 10/27/2014 | usa
| carolynbunch | im sick with a sinus infection
can you all pray for me
- Mon 10/27/2014 | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | LORD YOU SPEAK TO ME IN WAYS I NEVER KNEW BEFORE,
NOW THAT I AM OLDER I SEE WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM! I AM FOOLISH MORE SO THAN NOT, YET YOU PUT ME BACK ON TRACK EVERY TIME!
I THANK YOU!......SELAH
- Mon 10/27/2014 | Usa | Tara
| Please pray for my strength & health.& My love of Jesus to touch my heart
My financial problems. Daily dealings. My relationship with David that we have a blessing of having our baby together &
David will marry me & touch his heart & remove him from all negative situations he's dealing with.
- Mon 10/27/2014 | india,tirupati,andhrapradesh | m.krupa | praise the lord am krupa 2010 i married to a pastor he met with an accident late that time am carrying
baby now my son 4 years old.we our family searching for life partner may god open way in my life.now am 24 years old.pray
that i should walk according to gods will thank u praise the lord
- Mon 10/27/2014
| USA | Kathie | For obama that
he heeds the word of God and surrenders his heart and soul.
- Mon 10/27/2014 | florida
| teena bouthiette | I pray for our sins
and repent your sins. Help the people that people need help.sick people staving people and babies, children,elderly etc...
God be with you! God bless! Teena
- Mon 10/27/2014 | India | Sudhir S.N.Lal | Please pray for the funds for the facility
for the poor and orphan children in Agra-North India.Here we have only a single room where we conduct all the activities and
Sunday worship also.The Lord may also open the heart of the missionaries,churches,indivisuals
to take the challenge for Uttar Pradesh-North India.We need $ 100,00,00 for the facility to purchase and provide the safety
to the children.
- Mon 10/27/2014 | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | FATHER, WITH YOU I CAN CONQUER THE WORLD,IN
LOVE AND LESSONS LEARNED. KEEP ME ON THE PATH TO WHERE YOU ARE LEADING ME!......SELAH
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