THE STORY OF JESUS: Hosea 4-6
“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)
We know so much more than they did back then.
Think of the amazing scientific discoveries and insights into the universe.
We are absolutely brilliant, and yet we are as foolish as they were then.
“There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery.
They break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.” (Hosea 4:2)
This sounds like the evening news, or conversations in workplaces.
I’m no prophet, but as I look at the world, I sense something deeply wrong.
When I hear peoples’ stories, and watch peoples’ lives, there’s so much brokenness.
Our world is in crisis, yet too many of us act as if everything is normal.
I’m the first to admit that religion hasn’t helped, so I do not preach religion.
But I do preach Jesus: His message and His way offer a life-changing wisdom.
We don’t need religion, we don’t need church; we need God, Jesus and each other.
We need to rediscover God’s ways, and find freedom within God’s bounds.
We are looking for intelligent life out there; can we find it down here?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, we’ve made a huge mess of things. Even worse, we’ve turned Your love into a dead and deadly system of oppression. We need help, we need You. Open our minds so that we can know, and stop destroying ourselves.