COME LET US RETURN TO THE LORD
Hosea Chapter 6
This is a prayer that trusts the love of God, and sees His loving hand even in correction. Often, a rebellious child will complain that their parents do not love them.
The parents do love the child, but in their rebellion and lack of submission, they can’t receive or respond to that love.
Hosea prayed this full of confidence in God’s love and power to restore.
There is a shadowy prophecy of Jesus’ resurrection on the third day. The context supports this wonderfully; on the cross Jesus was torn and stricken for our sake, yet He was also gloriously raised up on the third day.
Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD: Israel’s problem was described back in Hosea 4:6 (My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge). Hosea leads the nation in a repentant correction of this problem.
We should also know that when we pursue the knowledge of the Lord, He blesses it.
It must be more than superficial, it must be a pursuit. But when we endeavor to know the Lord, Especially through His word, He reveals Himself to us. He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)