Daily Bible Study

@just4him (299976)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 20, 2018 5:27am CST
Day 6 Hosea 6 Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. 4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goes away. 5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goes forth. 6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me. 8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood. 9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness. 10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled. 11 Also, O Judah, he hath set a harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people. Hope is a wonderful thing. Everyone needs something to look forward to. Hope fills a person with longing, and puts a smile on a person’s face. God gave his people hope. Hope that he would fix what he tore when he sent them from their land into captivity. He would bind up their wounds, and raise them up to acknowledge him as their God. As Christians, Jesus is your hope and your salvation. When you accepted him as Savior and Lord, he raised you up and gave you a place in him. When Satan attacks, he binds up your wounds, and cares for you. Before you became a Christian, your land of captivity was where Satan bound you. God freed you from your captivity when he showed you the promises and plans he had for you. God told Hosea, he had determined a harvest for his people. God would save his people, Israel and Judah. They would be one nation, they would know him, and proclaim him as their God. God not only determined salvation for his chosen people. He determined salvation for all people. There is not one person alive today, whom God did not create. We are all equal in his eyes. We are all his children. He wants to save everyone, but not all people will accept him as their God or Jesus as Savior and Lord. Have you, will you, accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord? Have you, will you, allow him to bind up the wounds Satan gave you? Will you allow his hope to rise in you, and give you the peace of salvation? Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV) Let’s pray: Father, thank you for hope. Hope that you will bind up all the wounds Satan gives me. Hope of your love for me. Help me never to stray from the promise your hope gives me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 20 February 2018 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Angela150 (928)
• London, England
20 Feb 18
Father, thank you for hope. Hope that you will bind up all the wounds Satan gives me. Hope of your love for me. Help me never to stray from the promise your hope gives me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.
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@just4him (299976)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb 18
Have a blessed day.