Right People, Right Place, Right Plan- Part 2
Louis Johnson, February 9, 2020
RIGHT PEOPLE, RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PLAN
(Hosea 5:12) Therefore I will be to Ephraim like a moth, and to the house of Judah like rottenness.
(Hosea 8:1) “Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed My covenant and rebelled against My law.”
(Hosea 5:14-15) “For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear them and go away; I will take them away, and no one shall rescue. 15 I will return again to My place till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.”
God will come to His people like…..
- a moth.
- an eagle.
- as a lion.
God’s # 1 choice in dealing with us is to come like a moth.
(James 5:11) Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
- You have drawn lines to protect me.
(Psalms 16:6) The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
- Sometimes we think we’re getting away with sin.
(Romans 2:4) Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
- It started with a moth but ended with a lion.
(1 Kings 21:27 KJV) And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
- If the moth, the eagle, and the lion don’t work…..
(Hosea 5:15) I will return again to My place till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.”
(Proverbs 3:6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.