Victory Vitamin Blog – Amos 5:6

“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!

Victory Vitamin Blog – Genesis 2:18

“It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

-Genesis 2:18 NIV

 

God had a plan when He created Adam and Eve.  He intended that husband and wife work together.  Let’s call them “teammates”.  The plan is still in place today.  Way back in Genesis 2, God said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife”.  God still intends that a man and a woman live together in marriage with the purpose of working together, serving and loving each other so that the lives of each are enriched and more fulfilling.  It’s  not easy.  There are people and things in this world that love to destroy marriages.  Pride, porn, conflicts, careers.  The marriage relationship is so unique that Jesus uses it to illustrate His relationship with the church. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”  -Ephesians 5:25 NIV Jesus gave His life to save His bride, the Church, and now we look forward to the marriage feast in heaven.  If you’re married, make your marriage a priority.  If you’re not married, please pray for those who are, and know that those who are, are praying for you.