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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Bad news could be good advice

To Amos, Amaziah said, ‘Go away, seer;’ get back to the land of Judah; earn your bread there, do your prophesying there. We want no more prophesying in Bethel; this is the royal sanctuary, the national temple.’

Amaziah and Jeroboam the king disliked the prophecies of Amos, but that changes nothing. No one likes hearing bad news but what if such news could be lifesaving? It is the height of folly to ignore the truth. Close behind is the folly of neglecting to carefully consider and investigate proposed truths out of laziness or fear of inconvenience.

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