In Amos 3:3 we read, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Though this is a verse of only eight words, it sets forth a very powerful statement concerning two who walk. When two people walk, they may do so from two different directions having two different destinations. However, for two to walk “together” – having the same destination – both must have agreement as to how and where they are to walk.
In Genesis 5:24 we find that Enoch walked with God. In Genesis 6:9 we also find that Noah walked with God. But we must understand that if we are to walk with God, we must agree with God – for His ways and His paths are perfect. God will never lead you astray. We must also understand that if we are to walk with God, we must first have Christ dwelling within – being led of the Holy Spirit. For only then will we be able to “walk in the Spirit and be led of the Spirit”.
Galatians 5:16, 18 states,
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh…But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”
Let us also take note here that if we are not walking in agreement with God (that is, in His ways according to His Word and His Spirit) – we are in effect walking in disagreement (or restated, walking against God). In Leviticus 26 we find that God gave a vivid description to the nation of Israel as to what it meant to walk in agreement with Him [including the blessings for doing so] – as well as what it meant to walk in disagreement with Him [including the cursings for doing so]. Notice the following verses. First, we will look at two of the commandments they were to follow.
“Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God. Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.”
Second, let’s look at a sampling of the blessings God promised to Israel if she would walk in agreement with Him in these commandments. Leviticus 26:3-4, 6, 9, 12, “If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit…And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land…For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you…And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” Third, let’s look at a sampling of the cursings God promised to Israel if she would walk in disagreement against Him in these commandments.
Leviticus 26:14-16, 21-24,
“But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague [the cold fit that precedes a fever], that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it…And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate. And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.”
If you noticed in the above verses, when we walk with God, He walks with us; when we walk against God, He walks against us. It would now be prudent for you to ask yourself, “Am I walking in agreement with God – or am I walking in disagreement against God?” I pray that we will each seek to walk with God – in agreement with His Word being led of His Spirit – using His Word to examine our walk with Him. For, then we will truly understand what is meant in Amos 3:3,
“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”