Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me! Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against Me. Hosea 7:13 NASB
Thus says the Lord to this people, “Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check. Therefore the Lord does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account.” Jeremiah 14:10 NASB
God’s people. Rebelling. Turning away from His way. Seeking our own way. God’s grace doesn’t mean we can live our lives opposite, contrary to His way. God wants a repentant and seeking heart. Look around you. Are we living in the wake of our rebellion?
You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors, Hosea 10:13 NASB
🌹Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord Until He comes to rain righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 NASB
O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit. Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them. Hosea 14:8-9 NASB
🌹🙏 The works of Your hands are truth and justice; All Your precepts are sure. They are upheld forever and ever; They are performed in truth and uprightness. The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level. Psalms 111:7-8 NASB/Isaiah 26:7 NASB
Who is among you that fears the Lord, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. Isaiah 50:10 NASB
The darkness of the world is all around us. People are living in fear and uncertainty. This environment can cause the one who fears the Lord, that obeys Jesus, is a child of God, to walk in darkness and fear just as the world fears. What is the answer?
“trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.”
Long for the presence of the Lord. Seek Him diligently. Learn God’s righteousness. Experience His sovereignty.
At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. Isaiah 26:9
God is at work. Let Him fulfill His will.
I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me. Hosea 5:15
“God, You are my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For You, Lord God, are my strength and song, And You have become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
🌹Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:4
You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors, Hosea 10:13 NASB Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord Until He comes to rain righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 NASB Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually. Hosea 12:6 NASB
The book of Hosea is about the call of God to Israel for repentance. It is still speaking to us today. God preserves those who walk with Him, who follow in obedience, and trust their whole being to Him, trust in Him with their lives.
God is calling. Calling us to return to Him.
God is calling. Calling us to repentance.
God is calling. Calling us to drop our ways and trust in His ways.
God is calling us. Calling us to observe kindness and justice.
God is calling us. Calling us to wait for Him.
God is calling. Are we listening?
Wait for Him. It takes a still, quiet heart focused on the Lord God to hear Him. Seeking Him in His word and prayer consistantly. Listening in anticipation, expecting God to reveal Himself.
Do you want to experience God fully? Seek Him through His word, prayer, fellowship with other believers and listen.
“Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. — Hosea 6:1
‘See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand. — Deuteronomy 32:39
2 “He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him. — Hosea 6:2
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning. — Psalm 30:5
3 “So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.” — Hosea 6:3
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.