Can Two Talk Together, Except They Be Agreed?

"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" Amos 3:3

True religion is walking with God. In order to our walking with God--we must be reconciled to him, and so experience a change of mind. We must be converted, and change our course. We must be influenced by a holy principle, take his word as our rule, and aim at his glory as our end.

Lost sinners and God go in opposite directions. The sinner loves what God loathes, chooses what God prohibits, and prefers what God despises. If two walk together--they must be agreed; therefore God cannot walk with a Pharisee, nor with a licentious person, nor with an unbeliever.

We must come to an agreement with God on all important subjects:
as to the method of obtaining pardon;
as to the terms of acceptance with him;
as to the nature of true happiness;
as to the importance of practical holiness; and
as to what constitutes true honor.

God and sinners are not agreed; and therefore they cannot enjoy each other's company, or minister to each other's joy.

God is all right--being holy, just, and good.

The sinner is all wrong--being impure, unjust, and depraved.

God therefore cannot come to agree with the sinner in his sins--but the sinner must be brought to an agreement with God. This is what the gospel aims at; to this the whole economy of redemption is directed; on this God's heart is set; therefore we meet with these wonderful words: "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the ministry of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ's stead, be reconciled to God."

"What concord has Christ with Belial?" 2 Corinthians 6:15