HEALING AND LOVE
Today's Reading: Hosea 13-14
Key Verse: Hosea 14:4, 9
"I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely,
For My anger has turned away from him."
…"Who is wise?
Let him understand these things.
Who is prudent?
Let him know them.
For the ways of the Lord are right;
The righteous walk in them,
But transgressors stumble in them."
It's amazing! After being rejected, and after God's great heart has been broken by the sins of His people, the words that stand out in today's reading are "ransom," "redeem," "return," "heal," "love," "help" and "revive." Yes, we bring judgment upon ourselves, yet one of the most often-repeated sentences in the Bible is "His mercy endures forever!"
God always responds to our sincere prayers. His answer may be "Wait" (circumstances must change first), or "Grow" (He has a work to do in us first), or "No" (it's just not best for us), or He may answer "Yes!" We simply need to pray in faith, knowing He hears us. Let's conclude this month of March with our "prayer for today" being one of salvation…one that's always answered "YES."
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, we know we have sinned. Please forgive us. We believe You died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead. Right now, we open the doors of our lives and receive You as our Saviour and we ask You also to be Lord of our lives. Amen.
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