The silence of the Lord

RE Verse reading–Amos 7:7-17, 8:1-3 (day six)  “Behold, days are coming”, declares the Lord God, “when I will send a famine on the land, not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the Lord”  (8:11)  One expression of God’s wrath is His silence.  After repeated attempts to communicate with us, He stops speaking.  It is useless to continue.  At first, we may not even notice.  Amos predicted it.  Romans 1 describes it.  “God gave them over to a depraved mind.”  C S Lewis says that ultimately we say to God “Thy will be done” or God says to us “Thy will be done” with all the terrible consequences.  The silence of God thunders His final warning.   Without His counsel and wisdom, our defeat is inevitable.  “Many, many bodies–flung everywhere.  Silence!” says Amos of Israel’s last day. (8:3)  His silence leads to our own.  May the prospect cause us to listen now while He still speaks.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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