Amos 3:10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
What does it mean to be “Zoned Out?” According to http://www.thefreedictionary.com it is to “Stop paying attention, dissociate oneself from a situation. Also, engage in a mindless activity.” For example; children will often become “Zoned Out,” sitting in front of a TV. Teens become “Zoned Out,” on their cell phones or tablets. Adults, mostly men, Zone Out everything else while watching football. People just are so focused on one thing, that if something is not within that zone of attention, it is zoned out.
In Amos 3:10, God says through His prophet; “For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.” Simply put, they had sinned so often, and with such regularity that it has become the norm. They don’t even realize they’re sinning any longer. In today’s language we might say, they have Zoned Out righteousness. Today, it seems to be a lot the same. There was a time, when we knew the Bible said certain things were sinful. Adultery, and fornication are now considered consensual adult relationships. Abortion, was the taking of an unborn life, which only God had the right to do. Today it’s considered freedom of choice. Homosexuality was seen in scripture as an abomination to God. Today, the world not only embraces this sin, but legally defends what they call a lifestyle. It appears, we “ZONED OUT” on self, and “ZONED OUT” God.
Rev. 3:17 warns; “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” Our focus must be on God, and not on us.
Have we Zoned Out God?
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