Hosea 12:6 in the King James Version reads:
Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
Matthew Henry’s Concise commentary on the Bible about the surrounding verses enjoins us, “Let us wrestle with Him for promised blessings, determined not to give up until we prevail; and let us seek Him in His ordinances” (MHC 12:1-6). This a wake up call to be sure and requires ‘limitless confidence’.
It is also confirmation of Pastor House’s message regarding Deuteronomy 2:3 at last night’s Bible Study. How else are we to go and disciple nations if we are not similarly disciplined? Right relationship, not successful service is, says Oswald Chambers in the devotional for October 27th, “the great secret joy” that comes of right ‘being’. Right being is the service we render daily or not at all as partial obedience is disobedience.
Turning this corner, and the next, going up higher with new expectation each day, will require courage. Yet God’s Word is true: Hope maketh not ashamed. We can walk in such authority, waiting patiently for His favor to open doors for us, allowing Him to bless ‘all the works of our hands’ (Deut 2:7).