Hosea 14: (9) Let the wise understand these things, and let the discerning know them.
For the ways of Adonai are straight, And the righteous walk in them, but in them sinners stumble.
For the ways of THE LORD are straight.
There is nothing crooked, deceptive, sneaky, evil, wrong – nothing unfaithful about THE LORD.
And it is these very STRAIGHT ways of GOD – why we walk in righteousness with Him.
Check the verse again and see what happens to them.
Please tell me this saddens your heart; that it pains you to see sinners stumble over the very ways of GOD that give us a firm, solid, sturdy, steady, protected, secure path to walk in, as they reject HIM now and without repentance, — forever.
I am urging us to faithfully walk with ADONAI.
14 But even if you do suffer for being righteous, you are blessed! Moreover, don’t fear what they fear or be disturbed,
15 but treat the Messiah as holy, as Lord in your hearts; while remaining always ready to give a reasoned answer to anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you — yet with humility and fear,
16 keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are spoken against, those who abuse the good behavior flowing from your union with the Messiah may be put to shame.