Chapter-a-Day Hosea 10

Fruit Platter
(Photo credit: Kenski1970)

I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness,
    and you will harvest a crop of love.
Hosea 10:12a (NLT)

What am I planting? What am I harvesting?

Those questions rang in my heart this morning as I read the chapter.

First, I asked it of myself. Jesus said, “You can tell a tree by its fruit.” What is the fruit that my life is bearing? What does that say about the seeds I’m planting with time, energy and resources?

Next, I asked that of my local church. Are we planting righteousness or programming? Are we bearing the fruit of love, or are we more concerned about the fruit of giving, relevance, attendance, and popularity?

Simple questions, but I’m coming up with pretty hard answers.

Lord, have mercy on me.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Hosea 10”

  1. The beginning of this chapter describes the U.S. too. The more prosperous we have become, the more self-reliant and confident we are that we did it on our own. Human nature leads us to take credit when things are good and blame someone or something else when things are bad. That’s not a healthy place to be.

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