18 thoughts on “Book of Amos Lesson 6 Reggie Webb

  1. We sure see in this lesson how much God did for Israel. Pastor Reggie told us that God rescued them from slavery in Egypt; protected and provided for them in the wilderness for 40 yrs; gave them the land of Canaan; raised up prophets and Nazarites to speak to them and lead them. Yet, they showed no appreciation. None of this spurred them on to live right and serve Him.

    We were told that as God’s chosen nation and the special relationship that Israel had with Him, that they believed they would always be secure and never be destroyed. Pastor Reggie went on to say that “special privilege means great responsibility…and obedience”. And he brought it home by saying it’s the same with the church of Jesus Christ. He then poses a penetrating question: “What happens if we fail in our responsibilities?”

    1. Debi, thank you week after week for using your skill to listen and give us an overview of Reggie’s lesson. It makes it so much easier for me to follow Reggie’s line of thinking and sharing.

      You’re not highly educated and an educator yourself without reason. Thanks for using your skill coming beside Pastor Reggie Webb to help enlighten ones that desire to learn.

      You, yourself, a wife, Mother, grand, school teacher of high school students, and head of your department. Pet owner! Gardener, canner, helper big time in church ministry. Play guitar, always staying in the study of and sharing of God’s Word. That’s not all but my finger is getting tired. Lol I’v often heard if you need a job done call on the ones that work, show completion and “navigate the seas.” Debi, you are one of those. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Be kind to yourself. A friend shared this thought with me yesterday. I liked it! So, I share with you…
      “There is nothing more powerful (and brave) than opening up our hearts to ourselves, despite our flaws and regrets and imperfections. I am honored to be on this path with you and do this work, together.”

      1. In my above comment on Be Kind to yourself and the ongoing work with friends the goal is wrapped in the words found in the Book of Matthew chapter 7 vs 12:
        “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is
        taught in the law and the prophets.” My thoughts….
        I want to study the Book of Amos as we are doing here. But, I must admit it is not easy at all. It is stressful to hear the words read from the scripture and expounded on by teacher Reggie. And, by the way he does an excellent job on bringing light to scripture.

        I want others to join in a lively conversation on the vastness of this small book. I haven’t found to many interested. That’s OK I am blessed to have communicators on call for these discussions. My thought of the golden rule for me falls within these quoted words a friend of dialogue shared with me…
        “A novel written in 1896 (not as old as the Book of Amos) a young Methodist minister who has been trained in a deeply conservative tradition highly suspicious of secular learning, and with a strong preference for Old Time hellfire preaching. When he arrives at a new position in a town in New York state (roughly, Utica), he is shocked to find himself mixing with an unexpectedly friendly circle of educated and worldly people, including a genial and cultured Irish Catholic priest, an atheist doctor, and a witty young Catholic woman. As he tells her, “I am in love with your sinners … I’ve had five days of the saints, over in another part of the woods, and they’ve bored the head off me.

        Much of the book involves the group’s conversations on the issues of the day, in an effervescent era of cultural and religious turmoil. That included matters of Biblical criticism, a fiercely controversial issue at the time, …”

        Now, how encouraging for me to have friends (my brothers were my sparring partners before heaven “hopefully” became their home) that found me feeling will I always just have, “they’ve bored the head off me.” God’s answer, No! Yet, I respond with my sorrow of feeling I have no one that cares about Amos enough to answer some of Reggie’s questions. Much like the novel they might not be the Sunday pew warmers. They are all around me and ready to spar when I decided to be kind to myself and do unto others as I would have them do unto me.

        I pray each reader will find what your heart is searching for in your ongoing studies. Thank you for studying with us here and your ongoing dialogue.

      2. Thank you, Sara, for your encouraging words and kindness. You have been the light in the lighthouse that has enabled me to “navigate the seas” for all these many years.

        You surely fulfill this scripture that came to my mind as I read what you wrote: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” Hebrews 10:24

      3. I agree with Sara, I don’t think I have seen too many people who work and is steady as Debi is. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to be able to read and study with all of you here at Thedailylily. That comment above on responsibility and obedience sure has me think 🤔😳

  2. Sara, as I read your Matthew chapter 7 vs 12 scripture above and your desire, “I want others to join in a lively conversation on the vastness of this small book”, I see how much you value words and the art of communication. It reminds me of a scripture you have taught, treasured and expounded on so often, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in baskets of silver.”Proverbs 25:11.

    It was great to read above, “quoted words a friend of dialogue shared with me”. They seem so timely for today as does your response and your perspective words.

    This reminds me of something Pastor Reggie felt to share towards the end of this lesson. He said that despite our weakness and who we are, “God chose and uses you in His Kingdom.” He went on to give an example of what he does in writing notes in a restaurant and how he is often able to share one on one. Then he said this, that a recipient of one of his notes shared: “Words are important. Words make an impact in people’s lives”.
    Pastor Reggie wanted us to know that, “A good word can mean so much to some people.”

    1. Debi, isn’t that great how Reggie uses words in church and outside its doors. That’s surely a light on a hill and not under a basket.

      Some are gifted with words while others sing, play instruments, paint, garden, can the goods, cook, etc etc

      1. Yes, it sure is great, Sara, “how Reggie uses words in church and outside its doors” .
        And so vital that each one uses their gift to do their part which helps make up the whole.
        Both remind me of Proverbs 11;30, “The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life”.
        So great to see all the deeds give life to others.

    2. Tammy, your thinking on , “responsibility and obedience” seems to be a balancing act to me. And, that takes a lot of practice. ( responsibility, being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management.)
      ( Obedience, …the act or practice of obeying; dutiful or submissive compliance: Military service demands obedience from its members.)

      Seems to be it’s a practice of knowing the Word, obeying the word with being accountable to God. Now this is where it gets scary and sketchy. When we are not accountable to a responsible person that carries the truth of God’s Word within them and willing to step out of line and speak up giving us op to realign we jump in a Lion’s Den.

      At times we think my business I just won’t tell, not their business. Oooops, always read the full text or cross reference. Why, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31) It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32) Remember the early days that you were in the light, …” Hebrews 10:30

      1. I’m glad you quoted here: “it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” All too often, I hear this “love” stuff, and I know God is love. But this comment you quoted here, seemingly gets either ignored, forgotten, or just plain does not believe God is a God of wrath, just a God of love, mercy, forgiveness, etc. Am I way off?????

  3. Thank you Debi for reminding me what Sara wrote in one our retreat lessons in North Carolina: “A Word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in baskets of silver.” Proverbs 25: 11

    I can’t possibly record everything that thedailylily team has spoken fitly. Sara with your love, kindnesses, concern, an administrative gifts,you have drawn on all the gifts of the team to touch others for Jesus. I have never known a time that that your directives and Words did not come timely. Debi you and MG Henry both used your gifts of music to tell of Jesus’s love dropping petals Jesus’ love for His people and encouragement, which ministered to all who needed hope and to praise God for all He’s done. Like Reggie’s notes to the waitress and his timely message in these studies we’ve gone through enlighten us how much the times then are so like the times today. So he in essence is saying “Wake Up People”,

    I’ll list three things that I’ve held on for years in hopes they will encourage others.

    Debi you send a card with me on a rock painted in watercolor. It said the winds will blow, but you will stand firm on the rock of Jesus.

    Many many words of encouragement from you Sara, but one I need not question any more is your encouragement to stay with my gift of teaching children.

    Another lady at BSF wrote a note: What was intended for harm, God intended for good. Genesis 50: 20.

    All we Words fitly spoken. You know that was GOD.

    The ones I love the most are those God gives me to read as I sit with Him that speaks to my heart and some else’s during the day. God speaks!

    I too loved in Reggie’s lesson this weeks, “The greater measure of grace, the greater the punishment if that grace is ignored or despised.” He goes on that they should have lived for Him, served Him, and had wanted to please Him.

    As you see above the gifts God has given, dovetail together for His Glory. Reggie says the little things we do for another matter. Sara list above all the ways we can serve God with our individual gifting, serving God in obedience in a timely manner.
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    1. Thanks Rena! I agree a great lesson by Reggie . We are seeing what happens when we are only hearers/readers and not doers of Faith from the results in these lessons.

      Reggie encourages us to just be the person God created us to be and joy pursues. You heard and obeyed. You are a walkie talkie when it comes to working with children. Maybe I should say energized bunny. God Bless the children. Some of the sweetest yet profound words ever spoken were by Jesus, “let the little children come to me.” He sure gave you a special gift. You must just be special!

      1. Tammy, thanks for posting the scripture from Galatians 5. NIV. As I was rereading from your post and the list that satisfies flesh at times I spotted the word, “debauchery”.

        Sure tied my thinking back to our Lesson 5. Reggie made a point I believe it was near the very end of lesson 5 to note for further study, “debauchery,” He said people might not know how to spell it and we probably don’t even know the meaning. (—noun, plural de·bauch·er·ies. excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance.
        Archaic. seduction from duty, allegiance, or virtue.)

        Tammy, think about this if we don’t know the word, if we don’t bother to study the word to understand the meaning of The word and we go on love in our flesh we might find scripture fulfilled, “that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

        Amos warned and Reggie warned….i was A little surprised that Pastor Reggie was warning the church of debauchery…don’t you think this is serious to go on saying and believing God is Love from our flesh self meaning.

    2. Tammy, Your truth is very stressful and painful to part of what is called the church in the US.

      So many believe this mixture of green gospel and not red. Green being 💲💲💲💲 And each person doing what they think right in their own eyes. Red being the sacrificial blood of the slain lamb! ✝️ Being responsible to the relationship you married into that being faith in Jesus Christ, the slain Lamb. We are to know Him and obey Him.

      This thinking we are not responsible for our own behavior because we like the word Love we heard and we work love into our flesh desire, Galatians 5 :16-21. Results are here. We should always remember a teacher will get double judgement but the hearer also has responsibility to debunk lies. Even love, love, love flesh that are found in the Gal 5.

      1. I couldn’t help myself. I had to go to the Scripture you referenced here Sara. I read and posted and 😬 😱there it was in black and white…. TRUTH from God’s Word. “Galatians 5:16-21 New International Version (NIV)

        16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[a] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

        19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

      2. Yes, Sara, I do think it “is serious to go on saying and believing God is love from our flesh self meaning.” If I understand the verse you referenced and I posted correctly ?????🤔, we must “walk by the Spirit”. 🤔🤔🤔

  4. Rena, I agree that it sure is great, as you said above, to see “gifts God has given, dovetail together for His Glory.”
    This scripture regarding using our gifts seemed to go along with your thoughts, “Wake Up People”. It seems when we all put in and use our gifts together, wakefulness and life flows freely.
    “…until we’re all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ.” Ephesians 4:13 Message

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