Even as you look at the darkness of Hosea’s day, there is still a glimmer of hope. The people of Judah were spared total destruction and repented returning to the one true God. God accepted them and they followed him rebuilding the temple and once again were the children of God,

But as always fallen man got in the way and created their own laws of worship and observing the Sabbath. God finally sent the perfect sacrifice to save the world; God’s son came to earth as that sacrifice.

Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for all men he was sinless and went to the cross to die for our sins. To rise on the third day so he could sit at the right hand of the father to utter the words all true will hear “well done my fine and noble servant then we will be able to spend all eternity in the presence of God.

Dear Lord: Allow me to conduct myself in such a way that people can see you in me. That I may be a living example of your gift of salvation. I know I will be in this fallen body for a while longer but I also know the gift you have given me for all of eternity. As long as I am here let me share the gospel and see the miracle of salvation.

In Jesus name I pray amen.