I know this sin too well. I am no different than Israel. Unfaithful. Putting others before my Father who gave me life. Paraphrasing Paul…How can I do the things I hate, and not do the things I (want to ) love… and yet our FAITHFUL Father knows we are unfaithful and chose to forgive, to re-establish our righteousness through His own sacrifice…Jesus.
This is a bold page, to remember God’s BOLD love for me.
That I might remember my sin (the dark) to see the light more clearly!
16 “And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more. 18 And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety.19 And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord. -Hosea 2
I don’t deserve this love, but I pray my heart will forever remain humbly grateful.
Thank you Father.