“They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man’s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the Lord.”
Jeremiah 3:1 KJV
“For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.”
Isaiah 62:5 KJV
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”
Exodus 20:3-5 KJV
“Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Beth–aven, nor swear, The Lord liveth.”
Hosea 4:15 KJV
“I’m reserved until God is ready to share me!
I sincerely apologize for being double minded in all of my ways, for I have been deliberately disobedient. Papa, you said that anything we put before you is an idol. You are a jealous God, and I know this, and I STILL purposely sinned. Papa, as your bridegroom, I understand that our time is short here on earth, and so is your mercy! I have been weak willed and easily influenced by my flesh, and the enemy, and it’s my own fault for not consulting anything with you in prayer. Lord, I have only been consistent with being in the state of inconsistency, with prayer, fasting, and supplication! Lord, I have walked out on you, as a harlot from her husband. I’ve fallen as David did in adulatory with Bathsheba. I’ve fallen far to short, and you continue extending your grace and mercy. It baffles me to know that I was made in your image, and that I am your daughter, and I’ve yet to inherit your trait of forgiveness. I understand that, that’s something I need to work on. When I rise and fall, you continue loving me and giving me hope that tomorrow will be far greater.
Lord, you said no sin is greater than another, why is that I’ve walked away from you, and you haven’t left me. Lord, you said to let God be true, and Everyman a liar! Papa you haven’t divorced me, but you’ve given me yet, another chance. I’ll always love you, and appreciate your kindness and mercy, you are far greater than I’ll ever be, or could ever imagine. I sincerely appreciate you, and I am ready to return to my first love, as Israel did in Hosea, I now understand why my world has been falling apart, it was simply because you needed to remove everything out of my path so you could allure me into the wilderness and comfort me as you did Israel, and I am ready to submit . . .
To be continued