Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Amos: Why Seek Christ?

In Amos Chapter 5 Christ declares four times what man must do to avoid punishment for sin - and that is “Seek ye me, seek the Lord, and ye shall live.”

Amos 5:1-4 Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel. The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up. For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel. For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

WHY seek Christ? Every person who ever lived should seek him because every person deserves God’s wrath (they have fallen) for their sin. And no one is strong enough to save themselves from his wrath (shall no more rise). Every person must seek him to avoid unending punishment for their personal sin debt. This sin debt is so large, so massive, so heavy that no one can pay it. No one knows how to pay and there is not enough wealth on the planet to pay for their debt. No one can save themselves but Christ commits to save everyone who comes to him for salvation.

Isa 40:15-17 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

By Ray Bennetts