Amos 5:6-7, 10-13
The modern church has fallen into a state, where Bible learning, and soul salvation have become afterthoughts, and financial gain, and titles have been on the forefront of men’s agendas. The wisdom and knowledge once gained from healthy church gatherings, have been substituted with hours of wasted time of opinions, falsehoods, and carnal doctrines. In a time when the world needs to see the love of God, through His people, they instead are entertained with behaviors of men and women “of the cloth”, that is at times, worse than their own.
Throughout the Scriptures, the men who gave Jesus the most trouble were religious leaders, and this hasn’t changed since. Rather than meet the needs of the people, these men prefer to “tread upon the poor”, take away their provisions, build expensive homes, and make large investments, unrelated to the betterment of the people. Rather than denounce sin altogether, and do right by God’s people, they boast in their positions of authority, and fine living. While the behaviors from these individuals often cause many to become frustrated and upset, the text mentions, “The prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.” (vs. 13). We may get mad, and want to tear those wicked leaders apart, but many of them won’t change, no matter what we say, or do to them. However, God knew these times would come, and already established, that all the wealth, fame, and possessions corrupt church leaders try to accumulate, will be enjoyed by someone other than themselves. These people think they are getting by, with ignoring the needs of God’s people, and filling their pockets with vanity, but they will all be in for a big surprise, sooner or later.
Remain steadfast in the Lord, and don’t allow the wicked devices of corrupt leaders to hinder your faith. Be strong, watch, and pray, as God reveals Himself in ways we’ve never seen!
Walk in love,