A People Restored
July 9 • Tim Gibbons
'But Me she forgot', that is where spiritual defection always ends up, living as if God doesn’t matter or even exist. In the case of Israel, they treated God as if He was irrelevant to life. And if we're honest, we can fall into the trap of doing the same thing today. We can find ourselves chasing after all kinds of things we are convinced will bring a happiness to our lives and leave God completely out of the picture. The God that was once so important to a person’s life is treated as insignificant and irrelevant. But the question we need to ask is how did these people get to that point? How did they go from being a people who were ardently committed to a relationship of love and worship of God, to a people who considered Him irrelevant? The good news is that in their pursuit of other, He didn't not walk away from them and He doesn't walk away from us. He does not abandon us. He is ready to welcome us home. There is nothing in us that can evoke the love of God, and there is nothing in us that can exhaust the love of God. He will wait for us to return. See you this Sunday at 10AM, in person or online, as we continue in our Hosea series, and don't forget to bring a friend!