O Ephraim, what more do I have to do with idols? It is I Who answers and looks after you. I Am like a luxuriant cypress, from Me comes your fruit. Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, and the righteous will walk in them, but the transgressors will stumble in them.
Truly it is my Heavenly Father who answers and looks after me. From Him comes any lasting fruit in my life. How foolish I am to allow any idol to take His place in my heart even for a moment I have discerned and understand what God spoke through Hosea. The ways of the Lord are right, and the righteous will walk in them. God help us as individuals and as a nation to repent, and return to the only true God.
In His love.
I returned to my God in a special way yesterday as I scaled to the top of McAfee Knob, and took in an incredible view laden with snow, canopied by a deep blue sky, and exhibited by welcomed bright sunlight. How great is our God!
(Photo taken on McAfee Knob just outside of Roanoke, Va.)