To whom much is given

RE Verse reading–Amos 1-2 (day seven)  In 2 Corinthians 6:1, Paul introduces a scriptural concern, that we would “take for granted” the grace of God and be doubly accountable as a result.  “We urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain“,–ie. without effect, without repentance and gratitude.  Perhaps this explains why Amos had 5xs as many words of warning/judgement for Israel as he had for the other neighbor nations.   God’s blessings obligate us!  We are held to a higher standard if we continue in sin.  Amos mentioned that God had given “prophets and Nazirites” (vs 11)  From these dedicated lives, Israel heard the word of God and saw an example of holy life.  Ignoring the prophet’s words and asking the Nazirites to “have a drink” (vs 12) the people of Israel treated the grace of God with contempt and proved His justice when He stood in wrath. Wonderful truth. . .terrible truth. . .  To whom much is given, much is required.  (Luke 12:48)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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