This is from the Spirit Filled Life Bible: it is from the background and Date section. I feel like this describes America today.
Though all the gauges of outward success seemed positive for Israel, underneath disaster was lurking. The people of this period enjoyed peace, plenty, and prosperity; but anarchy was brewing, and would bring the political collapse of the nation in a few short years. Hosea describes the characteristic social conditions of his day: corrupt leaders, unstable family life, widespread immorality, class hatred, and poverty. Thoughpeople continued a form of worship idolatry became more and more accepted and the priest were failing to guide the people into ways of righteousness. In spite of the darkness of these days. Hosea holds out hope to inspire his people to turn Back to God.
If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:
“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can help guide you in the next steps of your relationship with Jesus.
God Bless,Beverly H.