TEXT:   Hosea 14:1-9

I. A call to repentance      Hosea 14:1-3

  1. Turn to the Lord as your own God personally (vv. 1-2)
    1. Turn to Him originally in Salvation
    2. Return to Him truly as your God genuinely following Him in Sanctification
    3. Both involve confession from your heart to God
  1. Turning away from idols of our heart we have trusted in over God (v. 3)
  2. Finding God to be the best solution to our greatest need (v. 3e)

II. A promise to remember    Hosea 14: 4-7

  1. A promise to heal what was injured (v. 4a)
  2. A promise to love what was made unlovely (v. 4b)
  3. A promise to change the emotional experience of our relationship (v. 4c)
  4. A promise to restore God’s blessings that were hindered by our sin (vv. 5-7)

III. A commitment to continue in renewal.    Hosea 14:8,9

  1. To continue walking with the true God not to turn to false gods again v. 8a
  2. To continue seeking the Lord for His work in me (v. 8b)
    1. Seeking God in His Word
    2. Seeking God in prayer to Him
    3. Seeking God with the help of His Spirit filling me
    4. Seeking God with the help of godly, spiritually mature, mentors God has given
  1. To continue walking with God in His ways (v. 9)
  1. Gaining His wisdom
  2. Benefitting from His understanding
  3. Growing in knowing His truth
  4. Doing what is right in His eyes
  5. Avoiding the deception of sin more in the future