How difficult it is to lead wayward people. It takes patience and love to master this art.
Comment by Joseph Walcott — April 6, 2013 @ 7:33 am
Love and Judgment is God's dilema indeed.
He first took a wayward wife, now He must make means to win and keep her.
Comment by Crosby Sixakwe — April 6, 2013 @ 9:58 am
Hosea 12: 5-6; in verse 5 saysEven the Lord God of host; the Lord is his memorial and 6 therefore turn thou to thy God keep mercy and judgement and wait on thy God continually. That is a very strong promise to Hosea and to those who come back to God. Now in our generations , we are facing idolatrous world that people concentrating about finances and material thing. Sabbath day is my only reminder that our God we serve and wait patiently never asleep
it is indeed challenging to lead wayward people from a human point of view but there is nothing impossible with God. The bible says you can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipian4:13
Comment by precious handongwe — April 6, 2013 @ 1:07 pm
The God of Jacob wanted them to know that He was also their God. They turned away from Him and He was appealing for them to return to Him. We can only return to God when we sincerely repent of our sins and make a commitment with the help of the Holy Spirit to turn away from sins. Love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul. Our genuine love will result in total obedience, faith and a personal commitment. I know I never want to hurt Him again as I have in my past. I am fortunate to be alive. His grace and mercy.
Comment by Wesley Plummer — April 6, 2013 @ 2:56 pm
from last week,are we also advised to do what Hosea was instructed by God to do?
Comment by Binjotime Emmanuel — April 7, 2013 @ 3:11 am
I like the New Living Translation on this verse. "So now, come back to your God. Act with love and justice, and always depend on Him." Hosea 12:6. What a wonderful invitation and admonition.
Comment by John Herscher — April 8, 2013 @ 3:32 am