devotional post # 2139
Hos 13:7 This is why I act like a lion to them; like a leopard I will lurk beside the road.
Hos 13:8 I will ponce upon them like a bear robbed of her cubs; I will tear open their breast, and there I will devour them like a lion, ripping them open like a wild beast would.
Hos 13:9 He destroys you, O Israel, because you are against me, against your helper.
God is sending his people to the lions. But the lion is also God. God wants to be the helper of his people, but he does not have to sit idly by and watch his people betray him and rebel against his wishes. He is still a lion and a bear, and he can destroy those who are against him, no matter what they have professed in the past, or who their parents were.
LORD, be our helper. We seek you, and want your will to be done.