The Book of Hosea

A 7 day devotional series on thriving and surviving this Spring Break

~~ Day 3: Influenced ~~ 

Read:  Hosea 6-7

God desires our hearts, not just our sacrifices. Israel disobeyed God and because of their disobedience, Israel was shaped, no longer by the standards God had placed in their law as symbols of dependence and holiness, but by the cultures that surrounded them. God gave them the Promised Land as a political resource to use in the establishment of a godly nation. But instead, partial obedience led them to blend in with the corrupt societies that resided within.

Process with the Lord through the journaling questions!

Take away:    
Reflect deeper on passages in the Bible that talk about holiness. Some suggestions are: 1 Peter 1:14-16 and 1 Peter 2:9. Spend some time journaling what God has called us to do in regards to holiness and why.