Lesson 5 -- third quarter 2011
July 3, 2011
Can I see what God wants me to see?
What is God's plumb line in my life?
Must God lay waste and leave desolate any of my special places?
Am I too busy with (and attached to) my current job to pursue God's new line of work for me?
Am I guilty of diminishing my Bethel (cf Genesis 28:16-19) to "the king's chapel, and...the king's court"?
What will I do should my word become unwelcome among my people in particular and God's people as a whole?
Do I belong to a prophet-welcoming church? Am I a prophet-welcoming individual?
Am I open and submissive to God's calling?
What is it like to hear the Word of the Lord?
And how do I know that's what I'm hearing?
The priest had it with Amos' messages (which were really God's, of course). So he had a message for Amos...it's OK for you to keep on preaching . . . as long as it's somewhere else.
I haven't told someone I didn't want to hear their preaching anymore. But how readily do I accept the messages I hear?
This concludes my comments based on the alternate lesson developed by Christian Light Publications. To read my comments on the passage for the International Bible Study, click here: The Agony of Defeat.