Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
God says of Israel that they have gone their own way. They have ignored Him and walked in sin and spiritual adultery. Then here comes a major statement of what He plans to do. He will leave them. No they will not lose their salvation, they will not quit being His people but they will lose His blessings. He will quit protecting them. They will suffer the consequences of not walking intimately with Him.
He will leave until they acknowledge their offense and seek His face! Troubles will come. When they do God knows very well that they will seek Him and they will do it soon and early!
Have you been walking in your own paths and your own will? Have you been doing things your way?
Is it possible that God has pulled away? Not that He isn’t your Saviour but that you are not walking as intimately as before! Could it be that He is waiting for you to acknowledge your selfishness, your coldness, your stubbornness and come back to Him? Could it be that He is waiting on you to seek Him?
He will bless you once again. He loves you and wants you to come back!
Are you suffering affliction that you know is brought on by your rebellion? Is your way harder because it is your way and you are walking it alone?
These are questions for you to answer! I say that it is time to seek Him again.
You can try to act like it doesnâ€™t matter and it isn’t important but you know that it is! Your heart is screaming out to return to Him! Let today be the day that you seek Him early!