Agreement with God













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Agreement with God

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

"Hear this word which the Lord has spoken against you, sons of Israel, against the entire family which He brought up from the land of Egypt; ‘You only have I chosen among all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Do two men walk together unless they are in agreement?’" Amos 3:1-3

 Obviously, those whom the Lord has chosen and revealed His will to are under a much stricter judgment than others. Our text indicates that the very reason God was angry and bringing punishment upon Israel was because He had specifically called them out of the world and had chosen them to be a people of His Presence. Yet they turned from His Commandments and essentially joined the devil’s rebellion against Him.

Here God asks a question that has only one obvious right answer, -"Do two men walk together unless they are in agreement?" If you are walking North, you cannot join a friend who is walking South - each of you are traveling in different directions.

 God alone understands the fullness of His will and the perfection of His divine purpose. He alone knows the way to salvation, eternal life and glory. God is the Leader and we are the followers - God will never follow us to hell, we must follow Him to Glory.

 In our text God was stating the obvious - and that was that the sins of His chosen people had separated them from Him. God was still leading and directing their path to glory but they stopped following and were no longer walking with Him. The reason is also obvious - they had been enticed by the momentary pleasures of the flesh and had taken the off-ramp to the road to destruction.

 When God delivered Israel out of Egypt He taught them His ways and gave them faithful shepherds to lead and protect them. God has given every person a free will - we can choose His Way which leads to life, or choose our own way which leads to death. In Deuteronomy 28 God said, -"Behold, I set before you this day, both blessings and curses and both life and death. . .choose life." Through the Prophets God assured them that He had good plans for them and desired to prosper them, keep them safe and healthy if they would only follow Him and allow Him to lead them to these promises.

 For us who have come to know Christ, we must understand that we worship and serve the same God and that He has chosen us for life and not for death. Can we walk with God unless we are in agreement with Him? We must follow His will in faith with the understanding that to do anything else amounts to idolatry.

 Even with unfaithful Israel, there were a few who walked with God when everybody else was not. Most people, even most Christians are not willing to walk in complete agreement with God, so if you do you will be in the persecuted but blessed minority. Either you will leave the crowds or the crowds will eventually leave you, but that is one of the historical facts of traveling the narrow and straight road to life. Jesus prophesied that "few" would travel the straight and narrow road to life, while "many" would take the wide road to destruction. Those who agree with God will take the narrow road to life.








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