Friday, May 19, 2017

Hosea 6:1-2 (KJV) Reconciliation is a Return

Hosea 6:1-2 (KJV)
Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Here is a beautiful invitation of reconciliation to God.
It is a returnOf course this passage is addressed first to Israel who, as the people of God, had turned from Him. It is true, however, that in the broader sense all humanity was originally God’s. It was through the fall of Adam and Eve man turned from God. In a real sense everyone who turns to God returns to God.
It is a response to chasteningIt is God who has torn and smitten us. He has either lifted the restraints of evil or directed some form of judgment to correct and get the attention of men.
It is a promise of healingThe parent who disciplines his child is the same who protects, nurtures and comforts his child.
It is all accomplished through the gospel.The reference to being raised the third day is, if not more, a reminder of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ after three days and three nights.

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Hosea 6:1-2 (KJV) Reconciliation is a Return

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