It really made me laugh to read this:
“Listen to me, you fat cows living in Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, and who are always calling to your husbands, ‘Bring us another drink!’ “ 4:1
It’s not really funny, and instead should really be quite the wake up call. God despises gluttony, apathy and neglect of the vulnerable. He also severely rectifies it in ways he sees fit. Chapter 4 goes on and on, giving examples of how the Lord pursued his people, or punished them, and they didn’t repent and return to him.
“For the Lord is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights of the earth. The Lord God of Heaven’s Armies is his name!”
When I read this, I think, how can we not come running back to him?! There is no one better.