It is my sincere prayer that this scripture is not indicitive of the current state of the world including those in the Christian faith.
Here is the scripture and you determine for yourself if this fits for our generation:
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD."
Amos 8:11 KJV-
So what do you think, are we suffering through a famine for the word of God?
How much of scripture is read in you church services weekly?
How about your bible studies, are they really about studying God's word or do you read someones latest find your purpose book?
How about your daily life, is it filled with God's word or is it filled with Time Magazine?
If after evaluating these questions you answered yes your likely not alone.
I believe we are seeing the beginnings of this famine Amos warned about. Pastors from pulpits are telling you how to make more money, have the life you always dreamed of and are too busy talking about the greatest self-help books to even mention any scripture in their messages. We are afraid to talk about sin, hell or prophecy but we sure can tout Rick Warren's newest book (I personally do not have a problem with this man). We are not feeding the flock the word of God we are feeding the flock the world and we are losing touch with the lost because we allow for moderate worship of our God instead of fervent worship. The American church in my eyes for the most part is starving for the word of God. If we don't turn from this way in America the church here will surely die from starvation and dehydration. Don't believe this can happen to us, just read a little bit about the church in England and in Europe and you can see for yourselves what happens when the world takes over the word.
There is one thing, however, we can personally guarantee that we won't see this famine at least until Bibles are banned in America, and even then we can find a way. The guarantee is to pick it up, open and read the word daily. Its that simple. Set aside some quiet time to read and reflect, draw near to the creator by reading about him. The only way we can connect, grow and learn to follow our God is to read about who he is, then we can truly know who it is we choose to put our trust and faith in.
So put down your computer and pick up your Bible, I promise it will transform your perspective!
God Bless Friends