Words from the Heart for Saturday September 28th, 2019
Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?
Amos 3:3 (NLT)
In the Same Direction
From 1867 to 1914, the Canadian West opened for mass settlement, and became home to millions of immigrant settlers seeking a new life. This immigration boom created key industries still important to Canada’s international role – like agriculture, mining, and oil. The Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta grew rapidly in these years as settlers began to transform the barren prairie flatland and establish unique cultural settlements. Many motivations brought immigrants to Canada: greater economic opportunity and improved quality of life, an escape from oppression and persecution, and good advertising by the Canadian government and settlement groups.
There are some amazing truths in some of the shorter, and more obscure passages of the Bible. This is certainly the case in the books of the Bible that have come to be known as the Minor Prophets. It’s a bit unfortunate that this is what they have become known as, because we sometimes think this means that what they teach is less important than other parts of the Bible. Someone told me once that he was reading the Minor Prophets because he didn’t want to get to heaven and have Hosea ask him what he thought of his book, and be embarrassed that he hadn’t read it. Not only that, but you would miss gems like Amos 3:3: “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” It’s a rhetorical question, of course. Two people cannot walk together without agreeing on the direction. The question is asked of Amos by the Lord, who is ensuring that his prophet is in agreement that he will walk together with the Lord. It’s a good call for everyone who has committed their life to Jesus. We are called to walk with Him wherever He leads.
These have been words from the heart.