Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
Hosea 14 is about Israel returning to the Lord and experiencing healing and revival. Verse 9 is the conclusion of that chapter, and confirms that the place to be is “walking in the ways of the Lord”. Following the ways of the Lord would bring life back to Israel, and likewise it restores and sparks life in our lives. Christ is our life, and we are to live allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us. Those who seek to do evil will stumble at a life lived in worship to God. A stumbling block that, in view of God’s mercy, may just save that person from an eternity separate from God.
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