Seek Good, and Not Evil. A Commentary on Amos 5:14–15

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

- Amos 5:14-15

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

– Amos 5:14-15

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Those who hear God’s words, fear God and shun evil are blessed and loved by God, while those who follow Satan to do evil are detested by God. However, when facing all kinds of Satan’s temptations in real life, how can we cease following Satan and walk the path of fearing God and shunning evil? I read God’s words: “After God created mankind and gave them spirits, He enjoined them that if they didn’t call out to God, then they would not be able to connect with His Spirit and thus the ‘satellite television’ from heaven would not be received on earth. When God is no longer in people’s spirits there is an empty seat left open for other things, and that’s how Satan seizes the opportunity to get in. When people contact God with their hearts, Satan immediately goes into a panic and rushes to escape. Through mankind’s cries God gives them what they need, but He does not ‘reside’ within them at first. He just constantly gives them aid because of their cries and people gain hardiness from that internal strength so that Satan dare not come here to ‘play’ at its will. This way, if people constantly connect with God’s Spirit, Satan dare not come to disrupt.” God’s words show us that no matter what happens at any time, we should come before God, pray more, seek His will in everything, and take action strictly according to His words. Only thus can we be protected by Him, and not fall for Satan’s trickery or temptations.

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