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Hosea 6:1- 2 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.

Experience not only spiritual transformation, but a physical one as well by going back to the depth that you were in God.

One of the beautiful things about God is that he does not walk around with a chip on His shoulder. He is not reticent to engage with us even after we have offended Him or made mistakes. It was with that understanding that Hosea implored the people of Judah and Israel to return to the Lord in Hosea 6:1-2. The reason he posited why this should be done was because God would not hold their offence against them. He said “He hath torn, and he will heal us, he hath smitten, he will bind us up. What he was communicating was that God’s love and mercy will cause Him to move quickly from chastiser to help them clean up the mess they had created. That was exemplified in the story of Manasseh in 2 Chronicles 33, despite his grave atrocities even that of sacrificing his sons to idols, when he repented and sought God, he was restored to His Kingdom.

Another character trait of God that was revealed in scripture was that he is concerned about every facet of our lives regardless of how meaningless it may appear to us. Hosea was careful to point out that if Israel returned to the Lord, He would minister to both their physical and spiritual needs. To show the attention to the physical needs the scripture says he had smitten but he will bind us up. Spiritually, he will revive us after two days and raise us up on the third day. The central point is that if you go back to where you are in God, he will not leave you in the same place that you were when you came to him. The transformation will not only be physical, but spiritual as well.

Life Application: Go back to where you were in God by doing the things you did at first.

Prayer: Lord, take me back to the place where I was when I first received you. Open my appetite for more of you and less of me. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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