June 18, Reading 2 – Hosea 4:1-6:3

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SAA Notes

God tells Hosea that all paths DO NOT lead to Him. Many paths, much religion, leads to spiritual prostitution. This is how God feels about it when His people follow their own made up god – God as we make him up to be. It is terrible when someone we trust or love is unfaithful and false. Let us be like Jesus: Faithful and True! Revelation 19:11

SJA Notes

* God Above, Please help us understand Your word today.

“There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land;”

What a terrible reality this is.

We see God points directly to what happens when mankind rejects Him.

“… There is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.”

How much the world wants us to think “breaking free” is what we should be doing, breaking the tyranny of oppression!

The world tells us that the anti-hero, the rebel, the one who rejects authority and lives by their own moral code – That these are the true heroes, the ones we should pattern our lives after and even some times worship.

God’s word tells us otherwise.

Outside of Him we are all rebels living in rebellion to God.

Outside of Him we in truth have blind eyes and deaf ears, dead hearts and broken spirits.

Outside of Him we don’t find freedom at all, but oppression and slavery to our own lusts and desires.

What is the answer then?

It’s the same wonderful answer that God’s word gives us from start to finish.

Turn to Jesus!

Life in Christ brings us into a right relationship with our Maker God.

Life in Christ opens our eyes, unblocks our ears and makes our hearts alive, our spirits remade!

Life in Christ brings true freedom, free from the bonds of sin!

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Holy God,

Thank You for Jesus – That because of Him we have a strong and steady assurance of salvation, of sanctification, and of our future hope in glory.

Please strengthen us today and onwards Lord God, draw us closer to You.

Amen.

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