“Seek the LORD and live.”
–Amos 5:6 NIV
These were God’s words to the Israelites through the prophet Amos. To the Israelites these words literally meant, “if you don’t follow the LORD, you’ll die.” Aren’t you glad you and I live under the New Covenant? The one in which Jesus has paid the price for our sins and we are completely forgiven through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection? I’m really glad we live under THAT covenant! However, these words from the book of Amos are still true for you and me. It’s not that we’ll physically die, it’s that when we seek the LORD we will truly LIVE! When we put the LORD first in our lives and make Him and His Word our highest priority, then we are really living. We are living a half full life when we seek other things above God, because none of those things will satisfy like the love, forgiveness, and wisdom of God. That doesn’t mean we can’t have other interests, other loves, other priorities. But God is to come first. What do you seek? Seek the LORD above all else, and LIVE!