Topic: Daily Devotion
Hosea 14:9 You Have A Choice
Hosea 14:1-8 Good But Not Easy News
Hosea 13:9-16 A Matter of Death and Life
Hosea 13:1-8 The New and Improved
Hosea 12:7-14 Lies, Lies and Damned Lies
Hosea 11:12-12:6 Forget Not the Past
Hosea 11:8-11 Good News
Hosea 11 1-7 More Than Words
Hosea 10:7-15 Danger Haunted!
Hosea 10:1-6 The "Blessed Ones"
Hosea 9:10-17 Is Your God God?
Hosea 9:7-9 Could It Be True?
Hosea 9:1-6 Leading the Way
Hosea 8:11-14 Conforming to God
Hosea 8:7-10 Alliances Or Liaisons?
Hosea 8:1-6 Seeing the Speck of Warning
Hosea 7:8-16 Reflections
Hosea 7:3-7 Internal Combustion
Hosea 6:7-7:2 Sleepers Awake!
Hosea 5:15-6:6 Loving a Loving God
Hosea 5:8-14 Toothless Tigers
Hosea 5:1-7 Where are You Being led?
Hosea 4:14-19 Unteachable and Unreachable
Hosea 4:4-13 The Need to Make God Known
Hosea 4:1-3 Getting the Picture
Hosea 3:1-5 Loving the Unlovable
Hosea 2:14-23 A Hope and a Future
Hosea 2:2-13 The Perfect Husband
Hosea 1:10-2:1 A Glimpse of Glory
Hosea 1:4-9 Infidelity
Hosea 1:1-3 The Incovenient Reality
We are surrounded by violence and deceit—and always have been—so it is easy to acknowledge the presence of evil, but take a fatalistic attitude toward it. Instead, we sport stickers on our cars that tell us to “be kind” and to “coexist.” Conveniently we have abandoned moral absolutes and the constraints they impose on our attitudes and behavior.
Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 The Duty of Man
Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 Far Too Soon
Ecclesiastes 11:7-10 No Artificial Sweeteners Needed
Ecclesiastes 1:11-6 Not Impulse, But Urgency
Ecclesiastes 10:16-20 Child Leaders
Ecclesiastes 10:4-15 Where Are the Leaders?
Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:3 Fools in Wise Clothing
Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 Life Matters
Ecclesiastes 8:10-17 The Wisdom of Faith
Ecclesiastes 8:1-9 For What Purpose?
Ecclesiastes 7:23-29 The Answer Is.
Ecclesiates 7:7-22 Dying For the Good Life
Ecclesiates 6:7-12 If Means Are Ends, There Is No Meaning
Ecclesiates 6:1-6 The Sabbath Rest
Ecclesiates 5:13-20 Frustration Or Joy?
Ecclesiates 5:8-12 More - Yes There Is
Ecclesiates 5:1-7 Listen and God Will Tell You
Ecclesiates 4:9-16 The Buddy System
Ecclesiates 4:1-8 The Worm That Never Dies
Ecclesiastes 3:16-22 This Is a Test
Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 God's Gift
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 There Is Order
Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 A Level Playing Field
Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 Where Is Your Hope?
Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 Illusory Wisdom
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 The Way It Is
Come. Lord Jesus, and fill my empty heart with your love and a new hope for
my future. I am weighed down by the burdens of this life and languish in my
helplessness. Through your Spirit, Lord, save me from the slough of despair
and from walking through this life like one who is dead. Awaken me to the
reality of God's promise so that I might live this life rejoicing in you
rather than mourning for me. Amen.
The people of God are not those who call themselves “The People of God,” but those who do the will of God. Just as the Name of God is his essence or nature, we are defined or identified by what we do. As Jesus told his disciples, the world will know we are his disciples by our love (John 13:35). Love is the fruit that God intended for us to exhibit in our lives when he commanded humankind to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28).