Reaping the whirlwind…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Hosea 8

“Set the trumpet  to your mouth!

​​He shall come like an eagle against the house of the LORD,

​​Because they have transgressed My covenant

​​And rebelled against My law.

​​Israel will cry to Me,

​‘​My God, we know You!’

 ​​Israel has rejected the good;

​​The enemy will pursue him.

“They set up kings, but not by Me;

​​They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them.

​​From their silver and gold

​​They made idols for themselves—

​​That they might be cut off.

​​Your calf is rejected, O Samaria!

​​My anger is aroused against them—

​​How long until they attain to innocence?

​​For from Israel is even this:

​​A workman made it, and it is not God;

​​But the calf of Samaria shall be broken to pieces.

“They sow the wind,

​​And reap the whirlwind.

​​The stalk has no bud;

​​It shall never produce meal.

​​If it should produce,

​​Aliens would swallow it up.

Israel is swallowed up;

​​Now they are among the Gentiles

​​Like a vessel in which is no pleasure.

For they have gone up to Assyria,

​​Like a wild donkey alone by itself;

​​Ephraim has hired lovers.

 ​​Yes, though they have hired among the nations,

​​Now I will gather them;

​​And they shall sorrow a little,

​​Because of the burden of the king of princes.

 ​​“Because Ephraim has made many altars for sin,

​​They have become for him altars for sinning.

 ​​I have written for him the great things of My law,

​​But they were considered a strange thing.

For the sacrifices of My offerings they sacrifice flesh and eat it,

​​But the LORD does not accept them.

​​Now He will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.

​​They shall return to Egypt.

​​“For Israel has forgotten his Maker,

​​And has built temples;

​​Judah also has multiplied fortified cities;

​​But I will send fire upon his cities,

​​And it shall devour his palaces.”

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Humanity continually strays from their maker.  We place our trust in humanity only to find they are not as strong, or loving, or resourceful as we thought.  Time after time we are hurt, damaged, disappointed and time after time we then seek the face of God.  We ask where is God?  or; How could God allow this…? And all that time it is us, ourselves.  We have sown the wind and are reaping the whirlwind.

“…“They sow the wind,

​​And reap the whirlwind….”


Reaping the Whirlwind from God’s Daily Word

“…The stalk has no bud;

​​It shall never produce meal.

​​If it should produce,

​​Aliens would swallow it up…”

Failing crops from Earthy Report

Failing crops from Earthy Report

This does not have to be! We ask God where He is when we are the ones who have left Him!  It is time to seek Him, to learn of Him.  It is time to taste the completeness of life in Him.  Jesus’ birth is remembered and that is good.  Better yet to receive, personally, the gift of life that was given on the cross and through the empty tomb!