In chapter 7 of Amos, Amos speaks of a vision the Lord showed him; a plumb line. What is a plumb line? A plumb line is basically a string with a weight suspended on the end of the line. It is used to measure or determine verticality or depth. A plumb line is a line regarded as directed exactly toward the earth’s center of gravity.
Think about that for a moment. If we were to use a plumb line to measure our walk with God where would it line up? Because a plumb line will line up with the center of gravity it would be straight. It will not bend to the right or to the left…if it does we are not plumb. In the time of Amos I suspect the line was horizontal. They had gotten so far off course that drastic measures were required.
If God were to hold a plumb line up to your life and your relationship with Him would it be plumb? Or, would it be horizontal rather than vertical, or would it be only slightly off to the right or to the left?
Did you notice the definition – it is used to measure verticality or depth. Our walk with God, our relationship with God should be a vertical one and it should always be developing depth; Depth in knowledge, depth in the relationship and depth in character,
We must not be fooled; we can be reading the Word daily, praying faithfully, and even doing some right things and not be plumb. Much of it is a heart matter. God is the only one who can reveal our true plumb line. How vertical are you… are you getting a wee bit horizontal (in other words, going the way of the World); are you developing depth in your relationship with God? In order to be correctly aligned or plumb we must use the correct plumb line, one that is True to vertical; God. My challenge to you today is to take some time and go before God and ask him to show you the condition of your plumb line.
Until next time – Be encouraged
Tomorrow’s reading is 2 Chronicles 27 and Isaiah 9-12