Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 19, 2011

Have you ever robbed Peter to pay Paul?  Have you ever been pressured and made bad choices, that without the pressure you would have done the things you were doing?

For I love to redeem them but they speak about me falsely. They do not cry out to me from their hearts but wail on their beds.
- Hosea 7:13,14 TNIV
"Now calling to Egypt, now calling to Assyria." Mind you, Egypt and Assyria are enemies of the people of God, but their situation is so desperate that they turn to their enemies for help...but "they do not cry out to me," says God.
I suspect that this is a too common issue. We make bad decisions, forge questionable business deals when the heat is on, and it just doesn't work! All the time God looks for us to turn to him. "For I long to redeem them." And you!
Dale Patterson