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Thursday, June 12, 2008
As we continue reading through the Bible by the end of this year I trust you are
finding this project helpful and enriching.
The Bible declares over and over again, God is love.
Nowhere is this more graphically portrayed than in the prophetical book, Hosea,
where you will see God’s love in agony, in action and in accomplishment.
God cannot condone sin. He must condemn it and
the sinner. Condemning the object of His love, however, is agonizing.
God’s strong love spurns Him to action directed toward making the sinner aware
of his utter need for help. He sets up one blockade after another in the
sinner’s path until the sinner is utterly frustrated and friendless. When
desperate and in despair God extends to the sinner His loving invitation to
receive and reconcile the sinner unto Himself. The accomplishment of God’s
love is seen when the sinner comes to Him in full surrender.
Hosea teaches us that God loves with a love that
will not let go. We should, therefore, turn from self and sin and let God
be Lord of all, once for all, and all the time. Only then will we know Him
as our ever-loving Lord and Savior.
God is love and He wants you to know and experience
that love, so turn to Him with all your heart and trust in His Son, the Lord
Jesus, and you will become the recipient of His love towards you.
If you turn from God and go your own rebellious way you
will experience the lonely despair of rejection and hurt. God is patient
and waiting for you to turn to Him by faith. Let me encourage you to do