Sunday, June 21, 2020

Hosea 2:14-15 NIV 2011

“Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.

There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.

There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.”

God addressed His prophet Hosea who He called to tell Israel of their impending demise. Hosea named Assyria as the enemy. God reminded Hosea of the historic days the children of Israel wandered in the desert while trekking to the Promised Land. God offered reassurance reminding them of His mercy and love during that journey. The Valley of Achor is near Jericho where God watched His people depend on and trust in Him. God graciously shows the way when His people depend on Him.

There were times in my life that I chose a path that was not the path God was leading me to follow. I chose my own way. The repercussions were numerous. Thankfully, I eventually figured out I was going in the wrong direction. Then He shed His Light on His path for me. Just as he did the children of Israel who chose another path through the wilderness He gave me another path. I choose to follow Him daily as He graciously shows me the way to depend on Him.

How are we depending on Him today?

Choosing to follow Him every day,

S

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