Living at Ease

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Many people in the time of Amos were “at ease.” They were lounging in luxury and feeling secure (NLT). They were not concerned about God or serving Him. And they were not concerned about the condition of the world or the presence of sin. They simply were preoccupied with their own interests.

Instead of focusing on God, they trusted in “notable persons,” not because these people had special wisdom, but because they were famous and held important positions. But God warned about the dangers of being “at ease,” and trusting people just because they were famous.

Today, many people are “at ease” and not serious about their relationship with God. They are complacent and satisfied, as long as their own needs are met. They do not seek God with their whole hearts. And they allow their beliefs to be shaped by famous people.

Many base their opinions on the views of actors. Some let celebrities shape their standards of morality. Others are influenced by cleverly produced advertisements, or just the thoughts of friends and neighbors.

But how much more important is it that we seek God, and focus on His eternal Word, that we let Him shape our standards and attitudes.

God looks for people who are not complacent but are committed to Him. People with a passion for His kingdom, whose heart breaks with the thought of a dying world, and who are willing to give of their resources to reach lost Souls with the Gospel.

In your life, be on guard against just trusting “famous” people. Ask God to help you see the needs of people all around you. Dedicate your life to Him, and ask him to show you what you can do to reach the world for Christ.