Surrounded with lies

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Hosea 11:12 which says,

“Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, 
   Israel with deceit. 
And Judah is unruly against God, 
   even against the faithful Holy One.[a]”

Here the Lord is telling of Israels sins, even though in my last post the Lord said that He loved Israel, Israel still sinned and in this verse the Lord tells us that they sinned. He says that Ephraim surrounded Him with lies and that Israel surrounded Him with deceit, and Judah was unruly to God even against the faithful Holy One. If you sin then your sin will find you out, and even if you think you got away with it God is still watching.

We were liars too, we were liars and deceivers and we were unruly against God. We weren’t only liars and deceivers and unruly, but if I were to name how sinful we were it would take a long time. But we were just like Israel and we were going to die because of our sins, even though God loves us He also has justice. But He sent a sacrifice to die for our sins, now we are saved because of the perfect sacrifice that came down from heaven to die for us. That sacrifice was (and is) Jesus the son of God (and God Himself) and He loved us enough to die for our sins on the cross. Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins on a cross.

We were going to die because of our sins but Jesus came down from heaven to die for us and if we don’t accept Jesus as our savior we are going to die with God’s wrath on us. Jesus gave His life for us to make us sons and daughters of God, and we should accept Him to be our savior, if we don’t we are sons and daughters of the devil. We should accept Jesus as our savior because if we don’t we will die in our sins.

Christians should share Jesus and the Gospel with others. If we don’t then people will still be in their sins, we should reach out and share the living water with them. We should also worship Christ, Jesus died for our sins and we should worship Him. We should read our bibles and pray because if we don’t then we won’t get in touch with God. We should go to church because if you don’t go to a church (that preaches the Gospel) then you will lose contact with other believers and bad things can happen if you do that. But most of all we should focus on the Gospel. We should trust in Jesus and the Gospel, thank You Jesus.

Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven to atone for our sins, thank you for letting us trust in You. Thank You for dying for our sins on a cross and for making us sons and daughters of God. Thank You Jesus for giving us your word and for allowing us to pray to You. Thank You for all that you have done for us.

Are You trusting in Jesus?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.


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