Guilt Always Runs From Truth!

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Amos 7:13 “Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom”

O-bservation:

These are the words of the High Priest of Bethel, Amaziah, who served under the leadership of King Jeroboam of Israel. He told Amos that this was the king's sanctuary, not of God, and to leave. He told Amos he should prophesy in Judah, but not to the ten-nation tribes with the king’s palaces in Samaria. The problem that Amaziah and King Jeroboam and all the wealthy Israelites were facing was that they had turned their backs on the God of Israel and were guilty. Never forget, “Guilt Always Runs From Truth!”

A-pplication:

Amos quickly let this rebel priest know that he had only come from his little farm in the south to this huge, spacious, and wealthy place because God had called him. He let Amaziah know that his resistance against Amos had no effect and that he must preach what God had sent him to declare. Do you see the difference here? One is a wealthy preacher with no message, and the other is a preacher with little or no means who is overflowing with the truth that must be delivered. One was running from the truth. The other was running to deliver the truth. Since “Guilt Always Runs From Truth,” the chase may take longer than expected, but the truth always wins. So keep running to deliver God’s truth as long as you live.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I’m so overjoyed this AM because You have filled me with TRUTH! I’m not scared, I’m not bound up, and I’m not guilty. Because of Your truth in my life, I’m running with a mission to end guilt. Help me today, I pray. Amen
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HALF … way

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

2 Chronicles 25:2
He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly.

O-bservation:

Amaziah was the son of Joash, a man of God who had turned on God in his later years and been killed by his own people. Amaziah, his son, had watched what happened and decided to follow God, but as this passage says he only followed “HALF ... way.”

A-pplication:

Jokingly, my father-in-love used to say, “Whenever I get on an airplane I never put my full weight down on the seat.” He would always get a big laugh on that joke. Sadly, many professed “Jesus Followers” live the same way. They follow Jesus “HALF … way.” It’s as if they don’t put their full weight into it. They feel like Jesus might somehow let them down if they don’t hold on to a piece of their life and keep it as theirs. Yet, it’s only when we live “All In” for the Lord that real victory occurs. In the end, Amaziah lost his life while depending on his own ability to make it through. All along in this same chapter, the prophet had told him that God was able to give him “Much More” (v.9). But he rejected the word of the Lord and instead he listened to the “HALF” that he had kept as his own for instruction. It cost him his life. Today why not exchange any potential, “HALF ... way” with Jesus and instead decide to go “All In!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM I give you my MIND, my FLESH, and my SPIRIT! ALL of me! Not part of me! Not “HALF ... way” but “ALL IN!” Amen
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