Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
It sounds great – returning to the Lord. It’s my great desire for people around me, for my county, state, and the nation.
I desire the entire world to return to God.
But don’t be deceived by the wording of the scripture.
It wasn’t a real return or real repentance from those in Hosea’s time.
The thought was to say the words and the Lord that torn them would heal them.
God does not bless fake.
Honest, heartfelt repentance and a true commitment to live for Him is required.