Just like Kay said in her blog last week: WOW!
God wants us to repent. This chapter makes that clear. The time is near, and we need to act now. I have heard before that “the time is near”, and I really don’t know what that means – a month, a year?. I also think it doesn’t need to be clear for me to act. The things discussed in this chapter are intended to make us realize that we are messed up people. We need to act and change our ways before it is too late.
What does this mean? How can we take action like this? I think the answer comes perfectly in verse 3.
“Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what He commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord's anger.”
God has made it clear to us all from the beginning. He wants us to seek Him. I know that this may sound vague, but that’s ok. God knows our heart and as long as we are seeking at the level we are at, He is pleased. It makes me think of my family this past Easter.
My nephew and niece that are about 2 and 1 both had a very hard time finding eggs that were sitting in broad daylight. It was hard for them because they were not good at it yet. They were seeking none the less. Their parents helped them along the way, and because they were simply trying, it was perfect. They found the eggs and the treasure inside, and their parents were thrilled. The same goes for us and God. We just need to try. He will guide us, and we will find the treasure. He will be pleased.
-Seth Gordon, Summer Camp Director