September 26, 2022


Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Behold, days are coming … when I will send a famine on the land … for hearing the words of the LORD. People will stagger … they will roam about to seek the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.” – Amos 8:11-12 NASB

Faced with the devastating consequences of famine, people can become desperate. The Israelites faced such conditions after departing from Egypt. Remembering the food they enjoyed there, they began complaining. God challenged them to walk by faith and trust Him. He rained bread from Heaven, giving them manna that provided daily nourishment for forty years.

Later, Moses reminded them of that experience. He also explained that God had humbled them and let them be hungry. He fed them with manna, so they would understand that we don’t live by food alone, but “on everything that comes out of the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus cited those words when He was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:4). He knew how much we need God’s Word.

During the time of Amos, many people were ignoring God’s Word. Many cheated and took advantage of others. When they faced problems, they turned to God, but it was too late. They would realize just how much they needed His guidance, wisdom, direction, and protection. They would experience a famine of hearing His Word.

Many people take God’s Word for granted. They violate His principles, not realizing the consequences. He warns that the day may come when they need to hear God’s Word but will not be able to find it.

Don’t wait for a crisis to seek God. Fill your mind with His Word and apply His principles.

Remember that God is sovereign over everyone and everything. He is your Heavenly Father, and He loves you! You can trust Him!

Reflection Question: Are you spiritually prepared for a crisis?

Father, thank You for Your Word. Help me put Your principles into action. I seek first Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Amos 8