Colossians 1

The gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing – as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, Read the rest

Hosea 14

I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them…They shall return and dwell beneath my shadow; they shall flourish like the grain; they shall blossom like the vine; their fame shall be Read the rest

Hosea 13

But I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and besides me there is no savior. It was I who knew you in the wilderness, in the land of drought; but Read the rest

Hosea 12

So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God. (Hosea 12:6) 

It’s easy to get caught up in the things of this world; it is much harder to Read the rest

Hosea 11

The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols. Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did Read the rest

Hosea 10

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. (Hosea 10:12)

The things we spend our time on will Read the rest

Hosea 9

Like grapes in the wilderness I found Israel. Like the first fruit on the fig tree in its first season, I saw your fathers. But they came to Baal-peor and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame, and became detestable Read the rest

Hosea 8

They made kings, but not through me. They set up princes, but I knew it not. With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction. (Hosea 8:4) 

The Israelites were keeping God out of their lives. They Read the rest

Hosea 7

Ephraim is like a dove, silly and without sense, calling to Egypt, going to Assyria. (Hosea 7:11)

It can be easy to look back at the Israelites and see them as foolish. After all, God gave them one opportunity after Read the rest

Hosea 6

Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. (Hosea 6:1)

Our God is characterized by His mercy and justice. These Read the rest