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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.
The Lord speaks through the prophet Hosea concerning the future of Israel and the world with the coming of Christ. He said, “There is coming a day when I will be engaged to you and want to marry you. It will require righteousness, justice, love, and compassion.”
The people of God at this time were running from God, as was the case throughout the Old Testament. There were always some good times; however, there were even more bad times. But here God is acknowledging the future of sending His one and only Son, Jesus. When He, Jesus, came it was to become engaged to you and me in hopes of marriage. The marriage part today, as a result of Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the grave, is dependent upon you and me. He’s proposed, as happens at the beginning of the engagement, and is waiting for our response. When we accept Jesus, the deal is our willingness to walk away from our old ways and walk uprightly with His help. He in turn promises to love us and be faithful to us alone. The hope of heaven is that we would all be, “Married To Jesus.”
As a “Follower Of Jesus” I am more than betrothed to You, I am married to You. I’m thankful that You have kept Your word to me to Love me and be Faithful at all times. Help me Lord to continue to do the same. Amen