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Eye On Integrity-Returning to God

September 8th, 2018

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Hosea 6:1.

“Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.”

In the Old Testament, the Israelites were prone to wandering from God. They were similar to many of us today. It is interesting that Jesus describes Himself as the Good Shepherd, and His followers as sheep. Sheep are prone to wandering without a shepherd to direct them.

When the Israelites wandered, they would experience the Lord’s discipline, because the Lord loved them. It’s the same way when we wander away from Him. In His love, God disciplines us for our good so that we might share in His holiness. His discipline is meant to get our attention so that we might correct our course and return to Him.

He is ready to welcome us with open arms.

Returning to God through His discipline is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk


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