Dance With The One Who Brung Ya – Hosea 5-8

One of the first rules I ever learned in politics was, “Dance with the ones that brung ya.” This rule was coined by Tip O’Neil to get across the point that you need to be loyal to those who helped you win the election. Hosea 5-8 is a divine example of this principle. God has pronounced judgment on Israel because they have forsaken the way of the Lord. He has already sent the prophet Hosea to warn them, but they are unwilling to listen. Essentially, they are refusing to “dance with God.” Since God is the creator of all, omnipotent, omniscient, etc. it becomes vitally important to follow him. We would all do well to take Tip O’Neil’s rule of politics and apply it at a much higher level – our whole life.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your wonderful mercy and grace. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to become part of your dance of life. Thank you for creating us for companionship with you. Help me to live my life in your will. Help me to serve you humbly each and every day. You are the God of gods and the Lord of lords. I love you. Amen.

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