RE Verse reading–Hosea 11:1-11, 14:1-2 (day three) “They did not realize it was I who healed them” (vs 3) Growing up, my Dad was not very exciting in my opinion. He was good and generous and faithful, just not very cool. (As a Dad myself now, I realize how easy it is to fall by this terrible sword) Anyway, it was easy for me to drift from his influence, wishing for something else. One reason that God commands us to honor our parents (5th Commandment) is that we owe them a debt of gratitude. Even imperfect parents were used by God to give us life and protection. It is how we survived. The root of virtue is gratitude. Not dissatisfaction. Even more true with our Heavenly Father! He has been generous. We have not noticed. The real story is not my uncool Dad, it is my ungrateful heart. “They did not honor Him as God, or give thanks” (Romans 1:21) Time to change!