When we will no longer worship the work of our hands (Hosea 14:3b)

"And we will say no more, ‘Our God,’ to the work of our hands." - Hosea 14:3b

Today we're not so much building golden calfs as we are retirement funds or vacation homes. But man, we sure do get down and worship them in much the same way. Finding our security in our investments (or lack thereof as the situation may be).

I work hard on something like an online personality and then start to think that's worth worshipping. Or perhaps I praise an accomplishment I've made or expect to make.

This verse comes towards the end of Hosea, one of the most horrifying books about the faithlessness of Israel. Verse 1 says, "for you have stumbled because of your iniquity." But then the majority of this chapter is God promising that He will be faithful despite Israel's unfaithfulness.

Our God is a wonderful forgiving God, but He doesn't stop there. He also promises that there will come a day when we will no longer bow to the work of our hands.

That's a promise worth looking forward to.