Amos 5:14 - Aim for Right Living and Find Eternity.
Amos.5:14: Aim for Right Living and Find Eternity.
Amos 5:14 (TEV) Make it your aim to do what is right, not what
is evil, so that you may live.
This is not a salvation of works but a salvation that works. To
seek good and not evil emphasizes the radical change that repentance
brings. [Believer's SB]
There is one sure remedy for a world that is sick and dying in
sin--"seek the LORD and live." Sin seeks to destroy, but hope is found in
seeking God. In times of difficulty, seek God. In personal discomfort
and struggle, seek God. When others are struggling, encourage them
to seek God too. [Life Application SB re Amo.5:6]
A union with Christ by living faith is enduring; every other
union must perish. Christ first chose us, paying an infinite price for
our redemption; and the true believer chooses Christ as first and
last and best in everything. But this union costs us something. It is
a union of utter dependence, to be entered into by a proud being.
All who form this union must feel their need of the atoning blood of
Christ. They must have a change of heart. They must submit their own
will to the will of God. There will be a struggle with outward and
internal obstacles. There must be a painful work of detachment as well as
a work of attachment. Pride, selfishness, vanity, worldliness--sin
in all its forms--must be overcome if we would enter into a union
with Christ. The reason why many find the Christian life so
deplorably hard, why they are so fickle, so variable, is that they try to
attach themselves to Christ without first detaching themselves from
these cherished idols.
After the union with Christ has been formed, it can be preserved
only by earnest prayer and untiring effort. We must resist, we must
deny, we must conquer self. Through the grace of Christ, by courage,
by faith, by watchfulness, we may gain the victory. 5T231
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the
lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 (KJV)