Warning Against Complacency

Amos 6:1 says, “Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come!”

This is a warning to the leaders of God’s people, telling them that they have become too complacent. They are satisfied with the status quo, even when they have no reason to think that everything is fine.

The text goes on to exhort the leaders to take an honest look at the situation of their people, use some discernment and take action. It points out that they have instead been relaxing too much, and have been enjoying the luxuries of life in excess while their people have been suffering.

As a leader in a local church, I must admit that this Scripture hit me hard. There have been times when I took the easy way out and ignored situations that called for tough leadership. There have been occasions when I stayed in my easy chair instead of doing spiritual battle.

No more!

Who is with me?

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