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June 21 – Hosea

For the summer months, we are reading the minor prophets, starting with Hosea. Our 3-week Hosea reading plan reveals the character of God and comes from the She Reads Truth blog.  Click HERE to go to the website for the reading plan and a devotion to go with each reading. You can join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

Grace days are built into the reading plan to get caught up on the week’s readings or for additional study.

Psalm 51:1

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.

SOAP Note

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Scripture

Psalm 51:1

Observation

Given yesterday’s reading where God announces His punishment for Israel’s blatant disobedience, and the fact that David wrote this psalm after his affair with Bathsheba, it’s clear to see we’re not perfect. We all fall short. But no sin is too great! Nothing can separate us from the love of God. As long as we have Him, there’s hope.

Application

This isn’t a license to live however we want without consequences just because God loves us. Hosea proves that to be false. God has made it clear He wants our hearts, so we still need to go to Him and repent when we sin. But it is comforting to know that no matter what we do or how bad it seems, we can always turn to Him and He’ll be there.

Prayer

God, You are merciful and compassionate. We know that You are with us and will never leave us no matter what. Thank You for Your grace and forgiveness. We love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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