Daily D – Hosea 6:6
“I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.” (NLT)
I’m after love that lasts, not more religion.
I want you to know GOD, not go to more prayer meetings.
It sounds like what God wants is less religion and more relationship; fewer rituals and more right lead measures.
God wants to be known and experienced. He wants us to relate to others the way he relates to us.
Simple faith like this sounds like we need to add something to make it meaningful. God says meaning comes from a deep and abiding relationship with him, not more meetings. Jesus had a lot to say about this in John 15 and 16.
Know and experience God. This is the secret of life. And it’s not a secret. It’s what God has been saying all along.
Less religion, please.
I will focus on knowing and experiencing God.
Our Father, I want to know you. I do not want to get lost in religious activity that paradoxically leads me away from you. Speak to my heart today with your words of truth and life. Lead my steps where you want met to go. Use the work of my hands to bless and serve others. Here is the day. Show me your way. Amen.
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Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.
Psalm 52:8, 9 ”But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever. I will praise you forever for what you have done. In the presence of your faithful people, I will put my hope in your name, for it is good.“