Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way . . . –Hosea 10:13a, KJV
The first week of Advent focuses on the Prophets, which begins with the reminder that we are sinners in need of salvation.
Hosea reminds us that our sin comes from following our own path, a path built on lies, injustice, and counterfeit claims of truth.
But the Lord of Truth is coming to right wrongs and redeem, so let us prepare ourselves!
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord , till he come and rain righteousness upon you. -Hosea 10:12, KJV
Lord of Truth, guide us in all truth, revealing our sin and removing it, and lead us in righteousness and mercy to see where Uou are moving.