The Book of Hosea

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

~~ Day 5: The Prodigal Son ~~ 

Read:  Hosea 10-11

Our devotional today begins in Hosea 10 and recounts the sins of Israel and the coming judgment of their iniquity. Chapter 11 transitions to highlight God’s love towards His people and the immense pain He feels because of their abandonment. All He desired was for them to turn back, but they refused. All He wanted was to show mercy, but they turned their backs and continued to pursue their own desires. We see God’s unshakeable love for His children and His absolute holiness that requires evil to be shown justice. This dichotomy is given completion only through the coming, death, and resurrection of Christ.

Process with the Lord through the journaling questions!

Take away:    
Reflect on this quote by C.S. Lewis: “He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles.” Take time to pray and thank God for his grace and love towards you.