Chapters Hosea 13, 14, Joel 1
This is out of context I'm sure but there is mention of "Religion customized to taste" isn't that what we have now? Religion is supposed to give you the warm fuzzies, isn't it? After you get your proper dosage of gilt, you get forgiven and all is better. See? Warm fuzzies.
OK, this chapter sums it all up, after being told over and over and over how god hates Israel, god tells them to ask for forgiveness and to come back.
"God's paths get you where you want to go. Right-living people walk them easily; wrong-living people are always stumbling and tripping."
Warm and Fuzzy!
I sure am glad to be moving on, please let this be about something else.
OK, Joel sort f feels the same but at least it says things like this...
Get in touch with reality...and weep!
I think that's god telling you that life sucks!