“Not a famine of bread”

This is from the Anglican liturgical calendar for the sixth Sunday in Pentecost. It is from the Book of Amos, which is only a few pages long.

“The time is surely coming, says the Lord God,
when I will send a famine on the land;

not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the Lord.

They shall wander from sea to sea,
and from north to east;

they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
but they shall not find it.”

I have been thinking much on the theme of a famine, not of bread, but of hearing the words of the Lord. In my considered opinion, this is an exact description of our current state of being in North America. See previous blog postings for your evidence.

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Gerry Ewert

We have a responsibility to warn. You do it through your blog, I do it through my book.
33 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, 3 and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, 4 then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head. 5 Since they heard the sound of the trumpet but did not heed the warning, their blood will be on their own head. If they had heeded the warning, they would have saved themselves. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.’

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