Truth is in the Mirror
Read Hosea 8:11-12
Instead of hearing Hosea’s warnings and applying them to their own lives, the Israelites were so accustomed to their idolatry and sin that they “regarded [God’s law] as something foreign.”
- Is there someone you frequently think of when reading your Bible or devotional or hearing a sermon? Is it possible that you struggle with similar weaknesses?
- Jesus offers freedom from all sin. We only need to acknowledge, turn from, and ask forgiveness for it. Are you running from something in the mirror? Explain.
- What’s one area of your life where you need God’s strength to overcome your sin?
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it — not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it -- they will be blessed in what they do.”