Who’s leading the family? (Amos 3; Psalm 146-147)

“Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O people of Israel, against the whole family that I brought out of the land of Egypt: you only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”  Amos 3:1-2

In recent days our nation has been deeply divided concerning the issue of same-sex marriages.  The issue became even more intense when the Catholic church began considering a different approach to the subject.  In this debate one thing is clear to me, “God has not changed his approach to the subject.”

As I opened my Bible to Amos three I understood God was speaking through his prophet (3:7) about the coming judgment upon a people he called his own family.  This chapter shows us the love that God has in keeping his family accountable to their covenant.  This chapter shows us the grace of God in that he does not completely destroy this family for their rebellion.

The question that comes to my mind is this:  “How could God’s chosen people get so far away from God’s design?”  Answer, “They began to follow a different leader in the family.”

Think it through:

In Psalm 146 we are challenged by this reality: “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.”

Anytime a family decides that someone other than God should be the leader, that family is headed for certain destruction.

We see this all over our land as family after family has decided that the creator of the family does not have the oversight to say how the family is to function.

In Psalm 146 the author helps us to see that God alone is the correct leader for every family.

Our response:

Please take time to read both Psalm 146-147 in your quite time this day.  Spend time writing down the things that our Creator offers those who are in his family.  Spend time praising him for who he is.  Finally spend time, sharing with someone about the leader in your family.  Spend time asking God to open the eyes of all people to their need of a new leader in their family.

4 Responses to “Who’s leading the family? (Amos 3; Psalm 146-147)”

  1. Michael Says:

    As God is seen as “the Father” of the Jewish nation in Amos 3:1-2, this is a heavenly example that as earthly “fathers” of our own families we are to punish our children. These verses help me better understand the reasoning of “I love you, therefore I will punish you.”

  2. Askew, David B CIV USARMY FCOE (US) Says:

    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: FOUO

    In recent days our Sunday morning Bible study has been in the book of Daniel. In that very prophetic book we’ve seen the revelation of the abomination of desolation by Antiochus Epiphanes and again with the Antichrist to come with supplanting idols in God’s temple. In my own heart it’s concerning that same-sex marriage and the lessening stance against homosexuality may be our (the United States) own abomination of desolation.

    Mr David B. Askew Adjutant General’s Corps (Retired) G1, Fires Center of Excellence COMM 580.442.0037 DSN 639.0037 BB 912.492.0108

    • keithjoseph Says:

      As bad as this is in our country. Still yet it is not the Abomination of desolation. Thinks are going to still get worse. Praise be unto God that our redeemer lives and is coming again!!!

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