What does rebellion or repentance get you?

Rebellious Child Repentant Child

Look at the pics… ever see those expressions on the face of a child?… What a contrast, eh? Rebellious child… and a repentant child.

What does true repentance get you?

Read the following passage from Hosea 14…

“Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take with you words and return to the LORD; say to him, ‘Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls the vows of our lips… We will say no more, ‘Our God,’ to the work of our hands…”

Then God speaks… “I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely for my anger has turned from them! … They shall return and dwell beneath my shadow; they shall flourish like the grain; they shall blossom like the vine; their fame shall be like the win of Lebanon!

“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 upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.”
(from Hosea 14 ESV)

I think I’ll choose the way of the repentant and avoid the attitude of the
rebellious!

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