Hos 14:9 Who is wise, that he may understand these things? prudent, that he may know them? for the ways of Jehovah are right, and the just shall walk in them; but transgressors shall fall therein.
Who is wise and he shall understand these things? - The prophet says this, not of the words in which he had spoken, but of the substance. He does not mean that his style was obscure, or that he had delivered the message of God in a way difficult to be understood. This would have been to fail of his object. Nor does he mean that human acuteness is the key to the things of God. He means that those only of a certain character, those “wise,” through God, unto God, will understand the things of God. So the Psalmist, having related some of God’s varied chastenings, mercies and judgments, sums up, “Whoso is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord” Psa_107:43. So Asaph says that God’s dealings with the good and bad in this life were “too hard” for him to “understand, until” he “went into the sanctuary of God;” then “understood” he “their end” Psa_73:16-17.
In like way Daniel, at the close of his prophecy, sums up the account of a sifting-time, “Many shall be purified and made white and tried, and the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand” Dan_12:10. As these say that the wise alone understand the actual dealings of God with man, so Hosea says, that the wise alone would understand what he had set forth of the mercy and severity of God, of His love for man, His desire to pardon, His unwillingness that any should perish, His longing for our repentance, His store of mercies in Christ, His gifts of grace and His free eternal love, and yet His rejection of all half-service and His final rejection of the impenitent. “Who is wise?” “The word “who” is always taken, not for what is impossible, but for what is difficult.” So Isaiah saith, “Who hath believed our report, and to whom is the Arm of the Lord revealed?” Isa_53:1.
For the ways of the Lord are right - If in the word, “ways,” the figure is still preserved, the prophet speaks of the “ways,” as “direct and straight;” without a figure, as “just and upright.”
The ways of the Lord - Are, what we, by a like figure, call “the ‘course’ of His providence;” of which Scripture says, “His ways are judgment” Deu_32:4; Dan_4:37; “God, His ways are perfect” Psa_18:30; “the Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works” Psa_145:17; “Thy way is in the sea, and Thy paths in the great waters, and Thy footsteps are not known” Psa_77:19; “lo, these are parts of His ways, but how little a portion is heard of Him, and the thunder of His power who can understand?” Job_26:14; “who hath enjoined Him His way, and who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?” Job_36:23. These “ways of God” include His ordering for us, in His eternal wisdom, that course of life, which leads most directly to Himself. They include, then, all God’s commandments, precepts, counsels, His whole moral law, as well as His separate purpose for each of us. In the one way, they are God’s ways toward us; in the other they are God’s ways for us.
The just shall walk in them - God reveals His ways to us, not that we may know them only, but that we may do them. “The end of moral science is not knowledge, but practice,” said the Pagan philosopher . But the life of grace is a life of progress. The word, “way,” implies not continuance only, but advance. He does not say,” they shall “stand” in God’s ways,” but “they shall walk in them.” They shall go on in them “upright, safe, and secure, in “great peace” and with “nothing whereat to stumble” . In God’s ways there is no stumbling block, and they who walk in them, are free from those of which other ways are full. Whereas, out of God’s ways, all paths are tangled, uneven, slippery, devious, full of snares and pitfalls, God maketh His “way straight,” a royal highway, smooth, even, direct unto Himself.
It suggests as if there were but few such wise persons, and that they are the only wise men that do know and understand these things; and all others are but fools, let them be thought as wise as they will:
Concerning every one that hears and reads the words of the prophecy of this book (Hos_14:9): Who is wise? and he shall understand these things. Perhaps the prophet was wont to conclude that sermons he preached with these words, and now he closes with them the whole book, in which he has committed to writing some fragments of the many sermons he had preached. Observe,
1. The character of those that do profit by the truths he delivered: Who is wise and prudent? He shall understand these things, he shall know them. Those that set themselves to understand and know these things thereby make it to appear that they are truly wise and prudent, and will thereby be made more so; and, if any do not understand and know them, it is because they are foolish and unwise. Those that are wise in the doing of their duty, that are prudent in practical religion, are most likely to know and understand both the truths and providences of God, which are a mystery to others, Joh_7:17. The secret of the Lord is with those that fear him,
Psa 107:43 Whoso is wise will give heed to these things; And they will consider the lovingkindnesses of Jeh
Dan 12:10 Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but they that are wise shall understand.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six.
Dear- remnat bride, this is meat, iot is amessage for the hungry, thehuger for the presence of the lord, if you desier this more than anything, this message is for you.
It takes time, learning, obedience, being a real christian, seeking the lord with all your heart , mind and soul, praying in the prayer closet, reading the word, and getting wisdom, revelation, insight. I have always love the ver. The secret of the Lord is with those that fear him.
Note; those who fear Him, a holy Godly fear, we must have a healthy, balance fear of the lord, not as one that is ready to strike us down when we fall, or sin, he lonvingly restores us. The fear of the lord is akin to, we are to work out our OWN salvation with fear and trembling.
The lord wants to give you today deep revelation, insults to the word, wisdom to understand what so called believers and UN-believers do not, as Jesus said, I speak in parables that they may not understand, but to you is given understanding and the keys to the kingdom.
That key is what opens the unseen, it gives us faith, trust, hope, we come to the lord in reverent respect, that is what the fear of the lord is, understanding he is sovereign, and mighty, the lord of the seven thunders, the lord that raises anything that is dead. If we could grasp the power and reality of who our lord is, his character and all he is, it would settle a worried heart in a blink of an eye, this is why we must come to him, so we can learn of his tender mercy and loving-kindness.
Come to his presence as a humble servant, nothing else, read the word, pause, SELA, ask the lord via the holy spirit to help you understand, to get your own Rhema revelation from a verse or two. The lord wants, desires, to give this to his bride, all we need to do, is commit to the time, walk the walk of faith daily, not being a P.T. Christian. I have said before, the days of being a P.T. Christian are over, it is time to be a F.T. Christian, separate from the world, sanctified, holy , seeking grace in humility, and we will have what the lord wants to give, we will clearly understand great mysteries, and we will have a direct word from the lord concerning our walk and life.
Think on this. P.T. or F.T. the line is drawn in the sand, time to make your stand.