Hosea 5 to 7 Hosea reminds the Israelites that their unfaithfulness is just like the morning mist which disappears with the sunrise. He reminded them that instead of seeking God, they sought Assyria, but their king will not be able to help them. They seek help not from faithful God but from ungodly nations that are here today and gone tomorrow. God is calling them and us to delight in Him alone! He delights in our faithfulness to Him, not sacrifices or burnt offerings. He delights in our acknowledgment of Him.
The world is saying: God is archaic! God’s words do not bring hope! So how’s that working? Romans 1:18-31 shows us the futility of men and governments that do not follow God’s ways.
Hebrews reminds us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” [Heb 13:8] and “Heaven and earth passes away, His words will never pass away.” [Mark 13:31]
God is saying, “I delight in faithfulness, not simply sacrifice.” [Hosea 6:6; Matt 9:13] “I do not go back on my promises return to me. I make distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not.” [Mal 3:18] Where are you today in your walk with God?
Remember this; God keeps a scroll of remembrance of the faithful. Is your name on it?