devotional post # 2141
Hos 13:14 Should I rescue them from the power of Sheol? Should I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? My eyes see no reason for compassion.
Hos 13:15 Though he may thrive among his brothers now, the east wind, the wind of Yahveh, will come, rising from the desert, and his fountain will dry up; his spring will be parched; it will strip his treasury of every precious object.
Hos 13:16 Samaria will bear the punishment she deserves, because she has rebelled against her God; they will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.
no reason for rescue
The LORD knows that the Israelites are in danger of death and Sheol. It is the punishment they deserve. So, he refuses to acknowledge them because they had refused to ackowledge them. He knows their future, but will not rescue them because they will not ask him.
LORD, give eyes to see the need for your rescue. Save us from our own complacency.