“You have not returned to me,” declares the Lord.
The phrase “you have not returned to me” surfaces often in the book of Amos—five times in chapter 4. The Lord repeatedly reminded his wayward people of his attempts to turn them around—and after each reminder said, “yet you have not returned to me.”
Swimming in prosperity they became soft, careless, immoral. They neither repented nor returned—and within 50 years their nation was trashed and they were in captivity.
But enough about them. What about you? Will you intentionally walk away from God? Probably not. The biggest danger you face is that of unintentionally drifting away. Guard against drift.
If you are not as close to God as you
once were, He isn’t the one that moved.