Hosea 6:3 - Oh, That We Might Know The LORD!

Hosea 6:3: Oh, That We Might Know The LORD!

Hosea 6:3 (NLT) Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on 
to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn 
or the coming of rains in early spring.  

Hosea 6:3 (HCSB) Let us strive to know the LORD. His appearance 
is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the 
spring showers that water the land. 

Hosea 6:3 (CEV) Lets do our best to know the Lord.  His 
coming is as certain as the morning sun; he will refresh us like rain 
renewing the earth in the springtime. 

Hosea 6:3 (AMP) Yes, let us know (recognize, be acquainted with, 
and understand) Him; let us be zealous to know the Lord [to 
appreciate, give heed to, and cherish Him]. His going forth is prepared and 
certain as the dawn, and He will come to us as the [heavy] rain, as the 
latter rain that waters the earth.  


   To listen to my friend talk about Tom Cruise, you would think 
she knew him personally. She can name every film project of his 
career, plus rattle off dates and key events in his lifetime. She will 
tell you about his personality, character, and future plans. But the 
fact is, she has never met the man; she gets all her information from 
magazines and television programs that focus on the entertainment 
   There's a world of difference between knowing about someone 
and knowing them for real, isn't there? And knowing about Jesus is 
not the same thing as having a personal relationship with Him. We 
can study the Bible from an academic standpoint, simply adding to 
our knowledge and ready facts. Or we can read the Bible with a 
desire to grow closer to the One Who is at the heart of the Scriptures 
so we can become like Him. We can follow a prayer routine that 
seems like submitting a wish list, or spend quiet time reaching out to 
know Jesus and hear His voice. 
   How can we get to know Jesus on a deeper, more personal 
level? By letting go of our self-sufficiency and depending on Him - for 
everything. Letting obedience to Him and His purposes take precedence over 
our personal desires and plans. Trusting Him even when He doesn't 
seem to be answering our prayers. In other words, we come to know Him 
through the hard stuff. 
   Our relationship with Christ never stays the same; if we 
haven't moved closer to Him, we've moved farther away. Even if we know 
all about Him. Dianne Neal Matthews 
   Faith Step: Prayerfully evaluate your faith-centered 
activities. Do they lead you to know more about Jesus, or to know Him more 
personally? [Mornings With Jesus 2018 Devotional by Guideposts and 


How many of us really know the Lord?  If someone were to ask you 
if you know the President of the United States, what would you say? 
 Know him?  Well, not really; we know about him.  In order to 
know him, we have to be with him, talk to him, listen and watch.  The 
same is true of knowing God.  To know about Him is not the same as 
knowing Him.  Second hand knowledge just won't work!  Knowing Him does 
not just happen.  It takes a pressing on to do it; an aggressive 
seeking after Him - reading His Word, listening to His voice, watching 
for His providential working in our circumstances. His response is 
promised!  What a privilege to know that if we seek God, He will respond 
to us.  We can expect the unexpected!  As surely as the coming of 
tomorrow or the next season, God will meet us where we are and reveal 
Himself to us, when we purpose to know Him.  Make this your top 
priority, and you will know God! [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom]  

   When you are in love, you long to share who you are. You want 
your beloved to know your passions and your deep thoughts, admire 
your skills and talents, understand your pain, and work with you 
toward your goals. You may be reluctant at times to share parts of 
yourself because transparency makes you vulnerable to rejection. But 
ideally, in that deep-down place of dreaming, you want to be known and 
appreciated for who you are. That's why heart-to-heart, gaze-into-the-eyes 
romance is a relentless human longing. Everyone wants to connect.  
   God has the same desire. In fact, that's why He made people 
in His image-to be known and appreciated for who He is. He has 
shared His passions and His thoughts with us so we can know Him. He 
does praiseworthy things so we can praise His power and wisdom and 
works. He spoke His grief through the prophets so we could understand 
His pain in broken relationships. He called us into His mission so 
we could work with Him toward His goals. He has not been reluctant 
to share Himself with us, even though any transparency on His part 
exposes Him to our rejection. The risk of rejection is worth the love of 
His creation. This is why we were made. God, like us, wants to 
   The promise of Hosea 6:3 - and really of Scripture as a whole 
- is that if we choose to "press on to know him," God will respond 
to us with His availability and love. Press on in whatever way you 
can think of, knowing that God longs to share who He is. When your 
heart is pressing in to Him, His response will be as certain as the 
   Lord, I want to fully appreciate who You are. Show me more of 
Yourself. Draw me closer and let me gaze into You. [The One Year 
Experiencing Gods Presence Devotional by Chris Tiegreen] 





Most Important Decision in Life: 

A Man without Equal by Bill Bright: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best] 

Importance of Choice: 
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]  

Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782

Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE

Musical Devotional On Christian Living: 

Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH: 


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Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/

Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/

ABible.com: http://www.aBible.com


The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor: 

Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw: 

Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: 

Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: