Monday, March 12, 2007

Chew on this.

Amos 5:11-15

You trample on the poor and force him to give you grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine. For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins.

You oppress the righteous and take bribes and you deprive the poor of justice in the courts. Therefore the prudent man keeps quiet in such times, for the times are evil.

Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the Lord God almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.

1 comment:

maureen said...

i have a love hate relationship w/ amos... good stuff. praying for your guys!