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Healing of backsliding

Verse

I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely Hosea 14:4

Thought

In this portion Lord is making a promise of healing the backsliding of His people. What is backsliding? When Lord children who received Jesus as their saviour, set things of the world as more priority than Jesus, they actually started to backslide. Word says “And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD” 1 Kings 11:9 is our heart focussed on Jesus or of things of the world.

Lord is warning, “But I do have something against you! And it is this: You don’t have as much love as you used to.” Rev 2:4. Do we love our Lord with all our heart? Do we realize we serve an awesome God? Do we fear him? Lord rebuked “your backsliding will rebuke you.. you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me”. Jer 2:19. Where is the first love, where is true reverence?

Today Lord is calling “Return, faithless people; I will cure you ofbacksliding.” Jer 3:22. Let us run to the throne of grace. For our Lord promised, that He will heal our backsliding and love us freely.

Prayer

Lord, forgive my backsliding, cleanse me, and create in me a new heart that I may worship you. I will love you freely and live in true fear of the Almighty. Amen.