The Worst of Famines

Behold, the days come,’ saith the Lord GOD, ‘that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.  In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.  They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, ‘Thy god, O Dan, liveth;’ and, ‘The manner of Beersheba liveth;’ even they shall fall, and never rise up again.'” Amos 8:11-14 (KJV)

This past Summer it was announced through many News sources that over fifty percent of our Nation was suffering from drought.  I know it was so where we live in Southwest Missouri.  With temperatures reaching into the hundreds several days in a row; nearly a month here; those scorching temps quickly put grass, hay crops, corn crops, and other grain crops and cattle and all livestock and outdoor animals in great peril.  It also put many farmers livelihood in peril.  The economy of these drought striken areas also are in peril; but that is so with our Nation too.

What do the above verses of Scripture have to do with our drought.  Well, drought can often dead to famine.  If grains do not grow, grass does not grow, then, the animals – livestock do not survive; thus eventually people will suffer, become malnourished, and die.  It is happening in other parts of the world.

What would or could be the worst of famines?  I know there are some who will disagree with my assessment of the situation; but the worst of famines is when the Word of God is not spoken.  The reason the Word of God would not be spoken is that while it has been spoken God’s people turn their back on God and His Word, by doing their own thing, worshipping their own way, and in their own time; rather than God’s prescribed way, place, and time.  Then God’s people start suffering for their refusal to hear the Word of God He will refrain from speaking any longer.

What will happen when this famine occurs?  Spiritual, moral, and physical decay.  There are many people today searching for the Word of God and to hear it, but they look in places contrary to His Word.

There is only one place to hear the Word of God, and that is through GOD’s Son Jesus Christ, and His death on the cross for our sins, His burial – carrying our sins away, and we are justified by His bodily resurrection.  Believing Him you will hear His Word through the written Scriptures of the Bible and the guidance of the Holy Spirit who will dwell in you.

-T.A.

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