READ: HOSEA 7:1-2, PSALM 9:15-16, AND PROVERBS 5:22; SOAP: PSALM 9:16
Israel’s Love for Wickedness
7 “I want to heal Israel, but its sins are too great.
Samaria is filled with liars.
Thieves are on the inside
and bandits on the outside!
2 Its people don’t realize
that I am watching them.
Their sinful deeds are all around them,
and I see them all.
The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others.
Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.
16 The Lord is known for his justice.
The wicked are trapped by their own deeds.
An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
they are ropes that catch and hold him.
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Reflection Question: In our reading from Hosea today, what did the people fail to consider? Is it important to remember that the Lord sees and knows and sees all that we do and think? Why or why not?