Seek the Lord and Live

November 12, 2022

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November 12, 2022 | Reading Amos 5


Seek the LORD and live... Amos 5:6

Oh merciful Father, Thy mercies are true and visible, for in Thy Word today, Thou has made clear, how despicable our transgressions against Thee are. I, oh LORD, for one, have not sought Thee. My love, my affections, and desires have been laid somewhere else. Oh LORD, forgive me. I have sinned against Thee for I have persistently trusted in my idols. I have placed trust in the institutions that Thou has given for Thy worship - the Bethels and Gilgals I have run tp. I have turned away from doing good and trusted my sacrifices, deemed by my deceitful hurt as consistent and enough. Oh LORD - I do all while hiding my transgressions or ignoring even their sinfulness. Oh LORD, forgive me - I am sinful. Though redeemed, I feel judgement is what I deserve.

Yet oh merciful, generous Father - countless times Thou has saith - with gravity and a voice thundering in authority - "Seek me and live...", seek the LORD and live... seek good and not evil. How merciful Thou art o Author, Source, and Embodiment of Beauty and Wisdom - that I who played and dwelt in the dirt and dung, have been called to seek Thee. I who deserve the ugliness of my transgression hear Thy voice, Thy beckoning to come and seek Thee - Oh beautiful Savior - I thank Thee for Thy abundant generosity. Oh merciful Father, I praise Thee that Thy desire Thou hath made known. For to say "seek me" once would be enough. Yet Though who says "seek me," Thou has continued to do so, until the hardness of my heart oh LORD, I feel melting melting for Thy affections expressed in such words - words of urgency and weight - yet words my soul needed to hear.

Amen.

For to say "seek me" once would be enough. Yet Though who says "seek me," Thou has continued to do so, until the hardness of my heart oh LORD, I feel melting melting for Thy affections expressed in such words - words of urgency and weight - yet words my soul needed to hear.


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