Walking in Righteousness
Read Hosea 13:1 through 14:9; 1 John 4:1–21
Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But in those paths sinners stumble and fall (Hosea 14:9).
Responsible parents try to teach their children right from wrong. As children get older, they tend to think they know more than their parents. The teenage years are difficult. Peer pressure can influence young people to go away from what they’ve been taught, creating friction between teens and parents. Sometimes teens fall hard. It can take years for teens to realize how wise their parents are.
Israel had rebelled against God and gone its own way, worshipping idols and allowing pride to run rampant. The people’s sins became their downfall. They realized they needed to give up their idols and return to God. His way was the right way.
What about you? Are you walking in God’s righteousness or stumbling because of rebellion?
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, give me wisdom to discern Your ways and walk in them.
Quicklook: Hosea 14:1–9