Kristen Renfer, fellow blogger and former Bible-Bee’er, has been doing a study on Hosea over the past several weeks, and I found her post from August 2nd particularly thought-provoking.
Some quick excerpts:
In Hosea’s day, the people were quick to voice confessions and utter the correct words, but their hearts and lives did not line up with what they said.
. . . But God saw right through their pretenses and knew that in truth, they were insincere in their devotion to Him.
. . .No, we are not free from this struggle. Now, more than ever, it is easy to fall into the snare of lip service.
I encourage you to check out her full post here!