Amos 3:10 “’They do not know how to do right,’ declares the LORD, ‘those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.’”
Reminds us of Genesis 6:5, doesn’t it. “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” It seems to be a cycle that humanity goes through. It is hard to find a place on earth today without violence and upheaval. Mankind seems to have lost the ability to do right. Do not expect this behavior to go unnoticed. God didn’t ignore it in the days of Noah, nor in the days of Amos. Why would we expect Him to ignore it today?
God allows men to sow the wind but He promises a harvest of whirlwind. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows that will he also reap.” What Paul told the Galatians is an eternal truth. We are happy to learn that God rewards with pushed down and overflowing, should we be surprised that the punishment follows the same course.
When one has done wrong so long he loses his perspective for doing right. Doing right becomes the lost behavior pattern due to the constant act of doing wrong. Unlike the famous monkeys, men see evil, hear evil and do evil to the extent that it becomes their life’s habit.
Task for Today: A sign at the fork of the road in Canada is reported to say, “Be careful which rut you take as you will be in it for the next thirty miles.” Good advice. Which rut have you chosen? Right or wrong? Today, pretend you are at the fork in the road. Live for or against God, choose right or wrong.