Monday, September 15, 2014
She Shares Truth: Hosea
Hosea is not an easy book to read by any means. God has an unrelenting love for his people and how easily the people turn and think that they will be just fine without Him. It's so easy to point the finger and say they were crazy to turn away from the God that saved them, but how easily do we turn away? I see myself somewhat in the book of Hosea.
One of my favorite passages that I took away from the study is Hosea 6:3
Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring. (NLT)
What a promise that He will respond! No matter how much we sin, no matter how much we turn away He will be there for us and will respond to us. He takes us as we are and He loves us so. He is willing to meet us wherever we are all we need to do is make the place and time for Him.
It's also so good to know that God never changes and his character never changes. Hosea 7:1-16, Romans 5:20 We will always be sinners we are just made that way, but He will always be good!
Lastly, when I think of the discipline that was needed for Israel I truly see how God is such a parent. Discipline is out of love and it is needed! He disciplines the ones he loves longing for us to see the good and to turn away from the bad. God loves us so.
Let us rejoice that God is good and his love never fails!