God’s Promise to Restore Israel
Verse 1 – O Israel, return to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity;
Verse 2 – Take words with you, and return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
God requires real heartfelt repentance, not merely annual sacrifices.
Verse 3 – Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride on horses, nor will we say anymore, to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods. for in You the fatherless finds mercy.
Verse 4 – “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him.
Verse 5 – I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon.
Verse 6 – His branches shall…
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