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Devotional - week of August 21, 2005


WALKING TOGETHER

 

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?  Amos 3:3

 

The “two” mentioned in this verse could be referring to the nation of Israel and God, or it could be referring to Amos and God.

 

Either way, the reference is about man walking with God and it applies to all believers today.

 

From a strictly human perspective when two people walk together, they must have mutual motives and mutual ways to fulfill those motives. There is a give and take on the part of each participant.

 

When a man walks with God there must also be mutual motives and mutual ways of fulfilling those motives. And this walk is one of give and take. But God does the giving and man does the taking. We should not even consider the thought of God making a few suggestions about our lives and yielding to us on a few thoughts about our walk with Him. Man’s part is to be totally available to God and to be totally dependent on Him.

 

Consider the following statement of God recorded in Isaiah 55:9:

 

 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

 

This verse rules out God’s taking suggestions from us about our walk with Him and it rules out our giving thoughts to Him about our walk together.

 

Our approach to walking with God should rule out such prayers as:

 

Lord, if you will do such and such for me, then I will do such and such for you.

 

Consider the fifth and last of the five commands for living by grace.

 

[present) your members as instruments of righteousness to God.  Romans 5:13c

 

We give our bodies to God for Him to put us where he wants us to be and to do what He wants us to do.