Guard Against Drift

You haven’t returned to me.
            —Amos 4:6

The nouveau riche of Israel had become proud, profane, and profligate. God repeatedly reminded them of his attempts to bring them to repentance, and after each reminder said, “Yet you have not returned to me.”

They neither repented nor returned, and within fifty years, their nation was overthrown, and they were in captivity.

There are some painful parallels between their nation and ours: prosperity, pride, profligacy.

But perhaps our biggest danger is not an intentional turning away from God but an unintentional drifting away from him—so many things bidding for our attention that he is last in line.

Guard against drift.

If you aren’t as close to God as you
once were, guess who moved.

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