It is time to seek the LORD – Hosea 10:12
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We started the year with this text.
It’s not a bad way to end it, either.
Maybe there’s just no escaping.
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Here is free Grace indeed, free Love indeed: O! do you but yield yourselves the Subjects of his Love, and he will set your Souls at Liberty, that Sin shall not have Dominion over you, only obey his Voice, and he will soon subdue your Enemies for you, and remove that which letteth out of your Way, and that you may know when the Time of Visitation is upon you, I’ll leave this Mark with you, even then when you feel the Son of God knocking at the Door of your Hearts, that he may come in and sup with you, then I say is the Time, when the Year of Jubilee is approaching to you, when those that are in Bondage may be set at Liberty, which if you refuse to accept of it, and will not be set free when the Year of God’s Release is proclaimed unto you, how can you expect any other, but that your spiritual Task-master will obtain Leave to bore your Ears to the Posts of his Doors, and make you his Servants for ever? (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)