Prepare To Meet Thy God
Verse (Click for Chapter) Prepare to meet your God in judgment, you people of Israel!" Because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, Israel!. We might not think ourselves to be (or in fact be) as bad as ancient Israel, but we must still seriously consider Amos' admonition, "Prepare to meet your God". God says, “Therefore thus will I do unto thee O Israel; and because I will do this unto thee, Prepare to meet thy God” (Amos ). This verse.
The Scriptures are saying that people are not ready to meet God when they are born into the world.
God says that every person is born in iniquity. This means that our sins must be covered in order to meet God in peace. And the Bible is clear in declaring the fact that nothing but the blood of Jesus Christ can remove sin. It is not a mystery to any one.
Prepare To Meet Thy God
The words of the text are not a problem in mathematics. Everyone knows exactly what they mean. And yet these extremely simple words are seemingly misunderstood.
People get ready to marry. Some get ready to go on vacation trips. Most get their children ready for the first year in school. Many get ready for old age by taking out pensions. In fact, most people get ready for everything and anything—except for the most important thing in this life and in eternity—and that is to meet God.
The rich and the poor, the old and the young, the learned and the unlearned—all will meet God. You may have canceled lots of appointments here in this life, but there is one date you are going to keep. You might die suddenly and be ushered into the presence of God without any advance notice. An old preacher in Scotland who was rather eccentric, went to the shop of a man in his community one day. The shopkeeper when telling this experience says it caused him to stop and think, and as a result of the incident, he turned to the Lord Jesus in repentance and faith.
For the Christian to meet God will be a thrilling experience. Stop putting Him off. They died without knowing the Lord. Do you know where you are going when you die? Please click on this link to learn how to be saved.
We must also prepare ourselves for trials and the temptations from the devil because they will happen. When they do use the Word of God and the power of prayer to stand firm. If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into.
You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.
For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes. Pray so that you have the power to escape everything that is about to happen and to stand in front of the Son of Man.
Prepare to Meet Thy God
In spite of all of these punishments that decimated them to the point that their destruction was compared to Sodom and Gomorrah, the scriptures repeatedly state, "Yet you have not returned to Me.
Any who might have thought this way were greatly mistaken. Though God had done so much to them, He had not yet begun to exhaust the reservoirs of His resources. That insubordinate people would soon have to meet God fully in judgment.
Meeting God under such circumstance is akin to the sheriff taking the felon from his cell and saying, "Time to face the judge. Let us carefully consider this admonition word by word, from last to first. God We do not often think as seriously as we should about God, His nature, His holiness and His demands. We often do not contemplate that one day we will be personally examined by the Just and Upright Creator of all things.
Immediately after telling the people to prepare, Amos reminded them of God's surpassing greatness, "For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind And declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness And treads on the high places of the earth, The LORD God of hosts is His name.
As another scripture says, "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. We must realize that we are never away from His presence.
Or where can I flee from Thy presence? Just as Amos admonished Israel to prepare, Solomon taught all to give thought to God. This is not because God did not make Himself known, but because they ignored to all that God has said and done.