Actually, the title I prefer because of its greater accuracy is this: Even Those Who Should Be Strong and Resilient Shall Faint. Now you see why I didn’t use it!

But that’s what this next verse says to me.

“In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst” (Amos 8:13).

This fainting results from not having the Word of God.

Historically, the Jews went through that. And it needn’t have been.

But never mind them. What about me?

When I deprive myself of God’s Word, I shall faint spiritually.

No matter how strong I am now. No matter how healthy I have been. No matter how seasoned in the faith I am.

That verse reminds me of Isaiah 40:30. I’ll put down 31, though.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.”

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