Hosea 2014: Day 13

Weekly truth


Today's Text: Hosea 12:6

Text: Hosea 12:6

We believe that memorizing scripture is one of the best ways to carry the Word of our God with us wherever we go – to have God-breathed truth, instruction and reproof in our hearts and minds as we live unto Him each day.

This week we’ve chosen a passage to remind us of God’s faithfulness as told through Hosea’s story.

“So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.”
– Hosea 12:6

Write it down – copy it twenty times if that helps! Save an image of this verse to your phone’s lock screen. We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Join us?



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  • We don’t have to do it alone. God will help us return to His loving arms. He is such a loving and merciful Father. I’m so grateful He’s my personal Savior!

  • Shawnna Householder

    "So now, come back to your God. Act with love and justice, and always depend on him. "( NLT )
    Tears. That is all I have. Tears.
    He's waiting with open arms…… Why do so many refuse his love??

  • Jeri_Taira

    I love that it says…’by the help of your God’. I’m sighing in relief.

  • Britni Paige

    So thankful for these incredible lock screens. It actually reminds me to put God first through the day, and what I am here for. Love it.

    • SheReadsTruth

      So happy to hear that, Britni! Thanks for joining us in memorizing scripture!

      xoxo-Kaitlin for She Reads Truth

    • Rosaroma

      Me too! They are so pretty, and it means I can share them with my friends, the good news is spreading.

  • It’s awesome to realise that the Bible is truly God-inspired, when the verse hits home at the point we need it most. :)

  • Kelsey T

    I love this verse. It’s baffling to me that I push away the very thing I need the most in times of need-Jesus. When I’m in the midst of sin and feel like there is no way out, I forget to turn to him completely. My prayer is to always return to Christ. No matter the weight of our sin or consequences it may have, he wants us to turn to him for his grace and love. Amazing.

  • I have been going through a very rough time this past year and I regret to say I completely gave up on my faith. My father passed away and I decided I did not want to believe in anything anymore. It has been such a bad year, and recently I've been noticing that I have felt a pull towards my bible and my faith. It was then that I stumbled upon she reads truth, and I have got to say it has helped me immensely. This verse just filled my heart. Thank you so much for all you ladies are doing. I greatly appreciate it.

  • Oh how I needed to be reminded of this today. God is so good!

  • Return…hold fast…wait. Prescription for avoiding the things that get Israel…and me…into trouble. I praise God that He accepts me when, in His strength, I return to Him; that I have His love and justice to hold on to, that when my grip loosens He holds fast to me; and that I can wait on Him, knowing He will not fail me. What an awesome God! I love this verse!

  • Tawni Sattler

    One for my lock screen and one for my home screen. ;) Fantastic!

    The Message's translation is so enthusiastic. We should all be so excited!

    "What are you waiting for? Return to your God!
    Commit yourself in love, in justice!
    Wait for your God,
    and don’t give up on him—ever!"

  • I love this week's verse, and how it goes along with last week's. He is faithful to help us return to Him. I love that image. He doesn't just wait for us to come back to Him, He helps us once we make that decision to stop running and return.

  • La Shaun

    God is faithful…even when we are not

  • Lauren Forrest

    The spot of life I’m in right now….waiting is AWFUL. But, God ALWAYS shows up in His perfect time. What a beautiful promise.

    • Andrea

      I'm in the waiting room with you. With God's help we will persevere my sister!!!

    • Giulliana Tessarin

      Lauren and Andrea, wait is my middle name lately. I will keep you two in my prayers as we wait and trust in His everlasting love and His perfect plan.

    • Alli

      Gosh I know! Waiting is so hard. We will endure tho and see gods goodness made perfect soon

  • Ashley S.

    God always provides us with what we need even when we think otherwise! Love this verse.

  • “So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.”
    – Hosea 12:6
    Oh how he Loves me.

  • Caroline

    I've prayed for your friend's comfort, encouragement and wisdom of God's truth of His love for her. You are a blessing to her.

  • joanne sher

    Only with His help can we return to Him. Do I ever need this reminder!

  • I love how this verse points out that we can only return with God’s help. He may allow us to walk away, but He is always faithful to wait for our return. And while He’s waiting, He continually ministers to our hearts and reminds us that we belong to Him. No matter how hard our hearts are, He is persistent in His love and passion in pursuing us. I’m so thankful for that!

  • stinav96

    The weekly truth verses that you've highlighted here these past two weeks are absolutely beautiful. They go together, don't you think?

    Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; His going out is sure as the dawn; He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth. . . . So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God. (Hosea 6:3; 12:6)

    Press on to know Him. He is sure, His coming is sure! He nourishes as the spring rains, so by His help alone return to Him. Do not forget to love. Do not forget to seek justice. And wait continually for your sure and nourishing God.

    • Emily

      Love your response to these Weekly Truths! Our “sure and nourishing God,” what a great word picture! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • A friend of mine has been going through a lot of terrible things recently. If anyone sees this and thinks about it, would you pray for her?

    thank you ♥️

  • Beth Starkey

    *God :) not Gus :)

  • Beth Starkey

    So you, by the help of your Gus, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God. / Hosea 12:6

  • Hosea 12:6
    "you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always".(NIV)
    HELP ME lORD to wait on you ALWAYS, to be silent and listen.

  • Candacejo

    Only by HIS help! Nothing on my own, I rely solely on Jesus Christ. Love the lockscreen today! ♥

  • Kendall_S

    Hosea 12:6

    Therefore return to your God! Hold fast to love and mercy, to righteousness and justice, and wait [expectantly] for your God continually. (AMP)

    What are you waiting for?
    Return to your God!
    Commit yourself, in justice!
    Wait for your God,
    and don't give up on Him, ever! (MSG)

    Kendall, what are you waiting for? Return to God! Hold tight to and commit to Him! Wait on Him Kendall and don't give up on Him!

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