Hosea 3: 1-5; 14: 1-9
Sad to say but our western society is much like Israel was back in Hosea's day. Covenant breaking has become almost fashionable today. This worldly concept has permiated itself even into the body of Christ. We are being encouraged to abandon our spouses who resemble Gomer, instead of laying down our lives like Hosea did and fight for her in prayer and deed, like Jesus did for us. By chosing the ways of the world instead we think we are wise. We listen to and even seek out those in authority who tickle our ears with doctorine we want to hear, rather than inquire of the Lord, asking Him for strategy that would bring glory and honour to His holy name, and protection to our children when our marriages come under attack and our spouse are taken captive by the enemy through deception. When a person is deceived they can no longer discern the truth for themselves, and they desperately need someone crying out to the Lord on their behalf to come rescue them.
I believe we are given a choice when we stand at a cross road, we can call upon God for His mercy and live like Hosea did for the Kingdom for the Lord's sake, our nation's sake, and our children and grandchildren's sake, or we can live for ourselves at everyones expence.
One is a narrow road, and ancient path, the other is a wide paved road bent on destruction.
The question is which road will we choose?
Jeremiah 8:8. . . How can you say, "We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and trapped. Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have? Therefore I will give their wives & husbands to other men & women and their fields to new owners. From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. "Peace," "Peace" they say when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will be brought down when they are punished says the Lord. . .
God says look and see, I've made a way where their seams to be no way. Look and ask for this Ancient Path when your at a cross roads and don't know which way to go. On this Path you will find My Covenant Promises waiting for to you, and there you will find rest for your very soul.
Many have said, "No!" We don't want to go on this Path, because it costs too much.
Yes! it'll cost you everything, but the rewards are great, and generations will be blessed by your walk on this Path of faith, and God will not only be pleased, but will be glorified!
Because the cost is great, many are not yet ready to pay this kind of price, but some are, this allows God's image to change the hearts and minds of others back to His ways again. The Lord is forever interceding on our behalf because He loves us with an everlasting love. Thank God He is not like man. He desires to keep His promises He made to us. Jeremiah 6:16-30