Thy Word

{Photo 218/365} Today I headed to my friend’s cabin where 5 additional friends were too.  The 7 of us meet every Tuesday and this weekend was our “retreat.”  WOW — I’m so grateful that I was able to go.  Although the trip was shorter than I had initially thought, I had a great time.  Full of laughter. Lots of talking.  Prayer.  Encouragement.  Love.  God.  One of our conversations led us to discussing the words “plumb line” we looked it up in scripture and here’s what it says:

Amos 7:7-8, “Then he showed me another vision. I saw the Lord standing beside a wall that had been built using a plumb line. He was using a plumb line to see if it was still straight.  And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” I answered, “A plumb line.”  And the Lord replied, “I will test my people with this plumb line. I will no longer ignore all their sins.”

SO, what does that mean exactly?  My study Bible explains it this way…a plumb line is a device used to ensure the straightness of a wall.  A wall that is not straight will eventually collapse.  God wants people to be right with Him; He wants the sin that makes us crooked removed immediately.  God’s Word is the plumb line that helps us be aware of our sin.  How do you measure up to God’s plumb line?

Reflecting on how I measure-up.  I’m embracing His Grace. Mercy. Forgiveness. Love.

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