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3 Sins of Israel – Power

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I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat.

Matthew 25:42

What are you doing with all the power God has given to you?  Today when you woke up, did you consider that you are a member of a society that has the power to change lives all around you?  You have means, you have money, your have freedom, and you have authority.  So, what are you doing with all the power God has given to you?

That was the question for Israel in the book of Amos.  And sadly, the truth was not good.  The people were using their power for selfish gain,  and they were willing to look the other way when their actions cause harm to those who were less powerful and therefore vulnerable.

We open the book of Amos and ask the hard question, “what are we doing with all the power God has given to us.”  Let us pray we have a better answer than they did .  Let us pray that we are using our power to bring justice to those without a voice and to help those in need.