Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 15, 2011

Prophets speak God's Word to the people. So when the people reject the prophet's message, the people are not rejecting the prophet, but God. Nevertheless, it was not very healthy to be a prophet. It was hazard duty.

Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
- Hosea 4:6 TNIV
The people of God, for the most part, miss the point. In rejecting Hosea's message, they fail to realize that they reject God: God's law, God's ways. Rejecting the knowledge of God is to fail to live as the people of God. In essence, they've ignored God. Then the clincher: "I also will ignore your children."

Those are words that get prophets killed. So...the people can kill Hosea, and still lose everything. Killing the messenger makes the message no less true. To ignore might be the greatest form of rebellion.
Dale Patterson