Christians Must Prioritize Holiness
(Passage: Hosea 10)
He is not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with Him. God hates sin because He’s holy.
He reminded the Israelites that he would punish them for their unrepentant sins.
The Israelites will be punished if they persist in sin, but they will be blessed if they repent of their sins.
The Creator promised to avert any evil that ought to come to his children if they can repent of their evil ways.
“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap loyal love. Break up for yourself fallow ground; it is time to seek Yahweh so he will come and rain righteousness upon you.” (Hosea 10:12).
God Will Bless & Accept Repentant Sinners
There are God’s punishments to apply for human sins. God’s positive rewards will pursue people who pursue peace and serve him in righteousness.
God will judge people that persist in their sins. However, God desires that all people repent of their wicked ways so that he can bless them.
Those who satisfy God with a holy living will receive his immeasurable blessing of peace, and prosperity in this life and in heaven also.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that God hates sin. Sin was crafted by the devil to mislead us.Click to tweet
Dear God, please help me to live in holiness so that you can be happy with me!
I know that you have a righteous standard to reward the righteous people and punish the wicked people; therefore, I desire to be your righteous child.
Please empower me to live the life that satisfies you so that I can enjoy your blessing here on earth and in heaven also.
For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.