Woe to them, because they have strayed from me! Destruction to them because they have rebelled against me! I long to redeem them but they speak about me falsely. Hosea 7:13
There are times when a person wants to be friends with someone who has turned away. All that occurs is one just speaks false lies about the other. No chance is given to amend the friendship and it stays broken.
It is common for people to only think about themselves and talk bad about other people. They have their minds made up that others are bad, whether they are or are not. They refuse to look at the true facts of a person or a situation.
God is warning Israel of coming destruction for them because of their rebellion against Him. He wants to save them, but all they do is tell lies about Him. He is unable to save them from the coming destruction.
Over time there has been some people who have walked away from God. For some reason they have chosen to no longer be a believer in God. As they walk away, they also begin to bad-mouth God, speaking lies to all who are willing to listen. They judge God as being false, not real or not really loving.
Often these judgements are based off of reactions of people and not God Himself. God is a loving, compassionate and patient God. He does not want anyone to be punished or die in their sins. God is always reaching out in love to forgive and restore people, however, many do not want to be restored.
Those who are believers today, must always keep their mind on who God is and what He has done for them. They must never allow the thoughts that God is unloving or uncaring, regardless of how hard of circumstances they must go through.
You may have gone through some tough times in your life. You may have times where you are questioning God’s love, care, and power.
Take a moment to read the Bible and then think about what God has done in the past for others and for you. Now remember those things and talk about those things. Do not allow your heart to grow cold against God and walk away from Him.
God does love you and is concerned about you. He only wants what is best for you. Trust Him in knowing what is best and don’t believe the lies of the enemy and begin talking bad about Him.
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will always remember the good God has done for you; that you will not rebel against God and walk away from Him; and that you will tell the truth of God’s great love and compassion for others.