The Silent Treatment

Amos 8:11. “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land– not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.
12. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.
13. “In that day “the lovely young women and strong young men will faint because of thirst.

I read this today and burst into tears. I began to imagine the Lord telling me that because I wouldn’t submit, because I told his prophets to shut up then I was to be cut off. How this passage hurt my heart. I can’t even imagine, nor do I ever want to imagine a day when I couldn’t hear the voice of Jesus.

Lord, I never want to be apart from you. I never want to feel that isolation, I never want to be where you aren’t. My Lord, I ask that your presence be with me always. There just simply is nothing without you. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray! Amen

No wonder this is my favorite song!

4 thoughts on “The Silent Treatment

  1. I believe the consequence of sinning against the Holy Spirit is the God’s voice goes silent in our hearts. But that hell of silence is due to our hard hearts not His desire or willingness to reach us.

    I also believe if a person still has a conscience or even a fear of losing God in his or her life, God’s voice is still being heard. A person who’s conscience has been seared by the hot iron of sin doesn’t care about God’s will or voice in their life.

    If you fear you’ve been cut off from God, remember hell is locked from the inside but God can give you the strength to open the door to Him.

  2. I know I’m not done with this passage. It hit me so profoundly in that moment of reading it and I’ve read it before.

    I wonder if I had lived in that day and that warning had been given would I have been as the others with the “whatever” attitude or would I have repented?

    The next time they would hear the voice of the Father would be in the cry of a baby that there was no room for. There is so much here to study and learn.

  3. Proverbs claims “It to the glory of God to hide a thing; to the glory of kings to discover it.”

    God’s Word is a treasure trove of constant mind-expanding truth. Things I read twenty years ago now have more depth than what I could see then.

    I think we will be “discovering” God for eternity, which is good news don’t you think, because we’ll never get bored.

  4. Definitely agree! The more I learn, the less I know and the more I want to learn. I study with concordance and commentaries at hand because there is so much more than what the English language can explain!

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