Pouring out one’s deepest feelings to a loved one who will receive and accept them—truly this is one of life’s richest blessings. This happens in today’s reading. In the previous ten chapters of Hosea, you have heard the heart of God poured out in anguish at the infidelity of God’s spouse, the Chosen People. Now waves of tenderness well up from God’s heart. Be sure to enter the power of the tenderness of the example of a father teaching his son to walk.
Verse 7 deserves special attention—the difference between calling on the Lord and failing to exalt God in praise. Above all, receive the Lord in your heart through praise for who God is and not only for what God does.
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Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
In this season we read Hosea; in the 9th week, we read Lamentations 3.
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