Dissipation of a Nation

As explained in Hosea 13, at one time everyone listened to God and showed respect but abundance made them feel they were self-sufficient and they gave themselves over to the worship of idols. This resulted in complete dissipation of the nation of Israel. The disease of sin spread unchecked as the right choices were not made and they could not remember that the Lord was their Savior.

There are several lessons that nations and individuals can learn from this passage. It’s important to choose the King of kings rather than a human king. Another lesson is to choose life rather than death; to rely on God’s Way rather than our own way and to rely on God in good and in bad times.

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Father God, we humbly come to You today knowing that greatness can only be achieved by doing things Your Way. The nation from which I am from currently no longer gives You credit and the many leaders of this nation no longer believe in being “One Nation Under God”. Today, we ask that the people rise up over these leaders and that this trend is reversed so that people serve You and constantly seek Your help rather than the small help from government. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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One Response to Dissipation of a Nation

  1. Reblogged this on Pray What God Says by Christine Brooks Martin and commented:
    Great is the nation whose God is the Lord…

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