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December 10, 2002

Walk the Walk

Amos 3:3
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

The power of agreement is a well known principle in the scripture. Reading it in context today has given me a new perspective. I've often assumed it had a similar context to Jesus' instruction on the power of agreement (Matthew 18:19 - if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven). Although Amos is pointing out the significance of agreement he is not speaking about the agreement between men. He is calling people to come into agreement with God.

This is not an instruction on prayer. It is a call to repentance; calling Israel to come into agreement with God, walking in obedience to Him. Before we can engage the power of agreement on earth with one another, we first must come into agreement with Him. We must be people who don't just talk the talk - "roaring" about without having done anything (v. 4). The trumpet has sounded (v. 6), the warning has gone out. God is calling people to walk the walk - to live their lives in agreement with His commands and purposes.

Lord, I want to not only be in agreement with you. I want to be with You, walking in step with You, led by Your voice.

Walk the Walk

Amos 3:3
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

The power of agreement is a well known principle in the scripture. Reading it in context today has given me a new perspective. I've often assumed it had a similar context to Jesus' instruction on the power of agreement (Matthew 18:19 - if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven). Although Amos is pointing out the significance of agreement he is not speaking about the agreement between men. He is calling people to come into agreement with God.

This is not an instruction on prayer. It is a call to repentance; calling Israel to come into agreement with God, walking in obedience to Him. Before we can engage the power of agreement on earth with one another, we first must come into agreement with Him. We must be people who don't just talk the talk - "roaring" about without having done anything (v. 4). The trumpet has sounded (v. 6), the warning has gone out. God is calling people to walk the walk - to live their lives in agreement with His commands and purposes.

Lord, I want to not only be in agreement with you. I want to be with You, walking in step with You, led by Your voice.

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