“The people say, “Let’s return to the LORD!
He has hurt us, but he will be sure to heal us; he has wounded us, but he will bandage our wounds, won’t he?
Let us try to know the LORD.
He will come to us as surely as the day dawns, as surely as the spring rains that water the earth.”
But the LORD says, “Israel and Judah, what am I going to do with you? Your love for me disappears as quickly as morning mist; it is like dew, that vanishes early in the day.
That is why I have sent my prophets to you with my message of judgement and destruction.
What I want from you is plain and clear: I want your constant love, not your animal sacrifices. I would rather have my people know me than burn offerings to me.”
Hosea 6:1, 3-6 GNB