Amos 4 to 6 When we go to court, we place our hand on the Bible and swear that we will tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help us, God. This is a solemn oath that we take, reminding us of the consequences of not telling the truth. As we do that, we are following the pattern of God, who confirms an oath by his own holy character. What He says is true, and it will never be altered because He is the “way, the truth, and the life.”
Amos was given the task to remind them that God has plans for their future, yet they still did not come back to Him. Amos says: the day of the Lord will come swiftly as lightning; therefore, they should prepare to meet God. It is because of God’s great compassion that He reveals his plans to men. But, just as in Amos’ day, the world is busy about spending that which will decay on material possessions but not time hungering and thirsting for the Word of God. If God were to blow the trumpet, what would He find us doing?
Ecclesiastes reminds us: When you make a vow to God, do not delay in paying it. It is better not to vow than to vow and not pay it. You took an oath/vow that you believed in Jesus. Does your life reflect that oath/vow? Thus we should seek the Lord to live, once in this lifetime and then again in the hereafter.