Amos 3:9-10 – Living and Repenting for God’s Glory

23 May

Repentance is EssentialA few days ago we considered God’s Passion for His Glory. Now lets consider some applications of this passage.

Seek God’s Glory

If you aren’t a Christian you should be extremely interested in the Glory of God. God saw it worthy to send his own people into exile so that everyone may see him clearly. Mustn’t he be worth seeing?

Join us on this blog as we look at Christ’s glories. Get a Bible. Talk to a Christian friend. See the God whose very nature is worth that price.

Live for God’s Glory

If you’re a Christian God sees good conduct as essential to his people’s witness. We must live lives that proclaim him faithfully.

Consider your actions around unbelievers. When you laugh at that joke, talk about that friend, tell that little lie are you really showing the people around you what a great God you have?

Repent for God’s Glory

It is essential that non-Christians not only know when you get it right but also when you get it wrong.

God felt it necessary to proclaim widely the sins of his people we should too. When we get it wrong we must confess. Our sins could be doing God a great injustice.

Revelation of God’s Glory

However, we also must remember this: Christ is the true Israel. He shows the glory of the Father better than any other. He never had to repent of sin. Let’s thank God he gave us such clariy in Christ.

(Picture by prakhar under the Creative Commons Licence)

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2 Responses to “Amos 3:9-10 – Living and Repenting for God’s Glory”

  1. Raffi Shahinian May 23, 2008 at 10:12 pm #

    Thank you for this soul-searching post. If you’re interested, I’ve also been talking about repentance today, but from a slightly different perspective. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

    Grace and Peace,
    Raffi Shahinian
    Parables of a Prodigal Son

  2. Tim Wilson May 24, 2008 at 7:39 am #

    Dear Raffi

    Thank you for the link. Your article on repentance, though from a different angle was very insightful.

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