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day 868, hosea 14
tb | jesus loved me this i know
dreamhugs wrote in jesusfeels
- God shows mercy to orphans, and perhaps in this case, where they're murderers, an apology in order to return is necessary. But I've taken to reading these texts as God-as-abuser, and so it just seems like God requiring control, insisting they reject all other possible sources of help.

- But God will forgive them for leaving and love them freely; God is not angry any more.

- They will blossom, their roots will be firm. It is the springtime of God's people.

- God is the one that answers their prayers and watches over them, all their blessings come from Them. This is a good argument against idolatry - other gods are made of stone and useless or worse than. Other gods demand cruelty, God asks for kindness. God's ways will save them, the ways of other gods will condemn them. By 'other gods' I mean the gods the Israelites seemed to favour - those that asked for child sacrifice.