Colossians 2

Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6)

The Christian life is a journey that Read the rest

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