Knowing that our lives are not always level or plumb, but trusting in the cross of Jesus, we can believe the words God spoke through Amos: “I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant them upon their land, and they shall never again be plucked up out of the land that I have given them, says the LORD your God” (9:14-15).
For those who seek to live according to God’s standard, who try to build lives on the level with their neighbors and plumb with God’s Spirit, there is abundant life. Abundant life is not always easy, but it is always fulfilling, always affirming, always true.
- Amos 7:7 - 17