Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the GOD of hosts, shall be with you, as ye 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 unto the remnant of Joseph. (Amos 5:14-15)
The Lord Jesus Christ, speaks to us today when He says to seek good, to hate evil, and to establish judgment. When we seek Him who is good, when we repent of evil and completely surrender to Him on His terms, we can be saved. We find mercy at His hands, even with the judgment that is already upon us. GOD is not willing that anyone perish, He wants us to know Him and love Him. But, He also wants us to fear Him: fear His justice and judgement because He is a righteous Judge and has the power to destroy us, but also to give proper reverence of His righteousness and holiness.
I pray that you will respond to His call to you; not a threat to destroy, but an invitation to receive His free gift of forgiveness and mercy.
And if you are one of His, tell someone today of the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Jefferson A. Sweet