“How can two walk together except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3

In the context surrounding this verse, the idea is to be in agreement to walk with the Lord.

Adapting it to us as couples, let’s examine the verse:

Walking implies forward movement. One person walking can be lonely. Two people walking together implies peace. Three would be a crowd..

The key terms in this verse are walk and agree. The word walk, in its root form is found over 1,500 times in the Old Testament. In both Testaments, walking can portray the spiritual direction of one’s life, depicting one’s spiritual lifestyle. We are to “walk in His ways” (Deuteronomy 8:6)

Walking together implies consent has been given to the other person. A choice has been made to walk together. The other person has been selected to be the one to walk forward with.

The question Amos asks is, “How”? The answer is, that they cannot except they agree to.

The Hebrew term “agree” is ya ad, and includes the idea of meeting together, setting a time. In some cases, the word is used in the sense of being betrothed. It conveys more than just a truce, but carries the idea that two have come together by appointment.

In the New Testament, one of the verbs used for agreement is the Greek word sumphoneo, which means “to be in accord,” and is used primarily in reference to tuned musical instruments. We have derived the English word “symphony” from this Greek word.

So walk, “in tune” with each other. You have, by Divine appointment, made a covenant to walk together in this lifetime. Enjoy your journey!


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