Friday, July 9, 2010
This Sunday I will be preaching from Amos 7.7-17. This example of the holy life has always intrigued me. The Lord is holding a plumb line in his hand in verse 7 and asks Amos what he sees. The plumb line is a way of measuring whether something is straight, and the reason it does that is based on the fact that it points toward the center of the earth. I automatically think of the things that measure our lives. What measures our stature or our character? Is it friends? Or family? Or advertisements? Here, the passage says that the Lord is the one who measures the building to see if it straight and to see if it is centered. What would it be like for the Lord to measure us?