|the Prophet Hosea|
- Todays reading are from Hosea 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
- They set up kings, but not from Me [therefore without My blessing]; they have made princes or removed them [without consulting Me; therefore], I knew and recognized [them] not. With their silver and their gold they made idols for themselves, that they [the silver and the gold] may be destroyed. Hosea 8:4 Their sin was was not having a king but not asking the Lord whom.
- I will not execute the fierceness of My anger; I will not bring back Ephraim to nothing or again destroy him. For I am God and not man, the Holy One in the midst of you, and I will not come in wrath or enter into the city. Hosea 11:9
Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness and rains His righteous gift of salvation upon you. Hosea 10:12
What a blessing we have to reap accoding to His mercy and loving-kindness. It is He who comes and teaches us righteousness.
May you be blessed today with His righteous gift of salvation.