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Nov. 8 Devotion

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  • Nov. 8 Devotion

    ( this is late, I realized I'd not hit post after I was done posting )

    He's Waiting.....

    Hosea 7:10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face,
    But they do not return to the Lord their God,
    Nor seek Him for all this.

    In the book of Hosea, the people of Israel find themselves in a frightening spot. God has given them over to their enemies, yet they continue to sin. They are weary, heartbroken and homesick, yet they refuse to look to God. Like a loving father who watches his children continue to hurt themselves, God desires to step into the scene and heal them. He desires to bring them hope, freedom, prosperity and peace.

    While the situation may be different for each of us, the reality is the same. We all have moments in life where we feel beat up and knocked down. Our marriage may be struggling, our job on the line, or we may be concerned about our health; these things come at us and we have a choice to make. Will we look to God or will we look to ourselves or the world for answers. Of course, the even greater question is in regards to our salvation. Each of us stands before God guilty because of the bad things we have done, and we have a choice. Do we admit guilt and ask for mercy, or do we deny guilt and run from the very One who desires to forgive us? All of us have a choice... choose wisely.

    LIFE LESSON: God desires to forgive us, but we must come to Him first.