TOUCHSTONES

(An overview from Genesis to Revelation by selected passages.)


Return to the LORD - Part 2

(the LORD speaking through Hosea about Israel)
    I will heal their apostasy;
I will love them freely,
for my anger has turned from them.
    I will be like the dew to Israel;
he shall blossom like the lily;
he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon;
    his shoots shall spread out;
his beauty shall be like the olive,
and his fragrance like Lebanon.
    They shall return and dwell beneath my shadow;
they shall flourish like the grain;
they shall blossom like the vine;
their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
    O Ephraim, what have I to do with idols?
It is I who answer and look after you.
I am like an evergreen cypress;
from me comes your fruit.

Hosea 14:4-8 (ESV)


Perhaps today...