My God will reject them because they have not listened to him; they shall be wanderers among the nations. – Hosea 9:17

In today´s verses, God reviews the history of His relationship with the Jews. You don’t find grapes in the desert, but if you did, it would thrill you. That’s how God felt when He called Israel. The early fruit of the fig tree is especially good, and Israel was special to the Lord. But this joyful experience didn’t last, for King Balak gave Israel her first taste of Baal worship, and the nation indulged in idolatry and immorality with its neighbors (Numbers 25).

“God planted His people in a special land, but they polluted the land with their idols (Hosea 9:13). The more prosperous they became, the more they turned away from God. Now they must suffer a bitter harvest for their sins, they and their children.” – Warren Wiersbe

Because of their sin, they would be wanderers among the nations. This was a promise made under the terms of the Old Covenant. Thankfully, through Jesus Christ, we can come to God by faith in a new and better covenant (Hebrews 8:12, 10:16-17). Psalm 77 reminds us that the Lord has not forgotten to be gracious. His compassion is bigger than His anger.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your patience towards me. Thank You for giving me a new covenant through Jesus Christ. Thank You for Your grace, for the overwhelming, undeserved and never-ending mercy You have shown me. Amen.

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Angela Perritt

Angela Perritt

Angela Perritt is the founder and director of, a nonprofit online Bible study ministry reaching thousands of women in over two hundred countries around the world with God’s Word through their translated Bible studies. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas with their three daughters. Angela is passionate about God’s Word and believes one woman in God’s Word can change a family, community and ultimately a nation. Her greatest joy is to encourage her children and others to love God greatly with their lives one day at a time. You can connect with her on Instagram.

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