This small decorative sandstone wall was probably not built with a plumb line, because it is only about five feet tall, but the plumb line clearly shows that the wall has begun to lean due to an inadequate footing. Because the weight at the end of the string is constantly drawn to the center of the earth, it is impossible for a plumb line to “lie”, it is definitely the wall that does not measure up. God’s law acts in the same way, showing each and every one of us that we have missed the mark (Romans 3:23) and need a different foundation, which is Christ (Matthew 7:24; 16:18).This is what he showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,
“Behold, I am setting a plumb line
in the midst of my people Israel;
I will never again pass by them;
the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.” (Amos 7:7-9, ESV)
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