“Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But in those paths sinners stumble and fall.”Hosea 14:9
I’ve been immersed in the minor prophets for the past two months. This ending line of Hosea struck me this morning. The entire book of Hosea is filled to the cusp with Gods mercies and grace for Israel. God seems so vulnerable in His Lamentations of Israelis idolatry and reliance on worldly things. There were so many points within this book that cut to the core of our world today, the church today. There I go flinging around blame on the church, how do I say this in an a-typical way… As a western Christian I, ME PERSONALLY (not blaming you, the church or anyone else of the same thing here) but I rely partly on YAWEH, and almost entirely on measurable riches and education. I walk around with 100 dollars in my bank account and thank God that next month I’ll have enough to travel, and that next year I”ll have enough to actually look good, and that hopefully in a decade I’ll have enough to help others while still remaining above comfortable myself. My thoughts regarding life preservation don’t revolve around Gods giving, but rather around how much I can obtain.