The consequence of Israel’s rejection of God was described back in Hosea 4:6, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea recognized that the Lord’s true love for the wayward soul made it possible for the deserters to return to Him, if only they would repent and follow Him.
Hosea’s call to action was right on the mark for the Israelites and it is also the right call today for any believer whose wandering heart has put distance between themselves and God. Actively pursuing the knowledge of the Lord brings us closer to Him. Our relationship with Him is strengthened as we endeavor to know Him.
As sure as the sun comes up in the morning, God’s unchanging promises of mercy and grace are ours if we would simply place our trust in Him. The Lord will water our thirsty souls not only for the seeds of His word to take root, but also to nourish us in preparation for the good harvest to come. Today, let’s pursue the knowledge of the Lord.