I love the words in Hosea 10:12:
Sow for yourselves righteousness;
reap steadfast love;
break up your fallow ground,
for it is the time to seek the LORD,
that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.
"It is time to seek the Lord." Could there be a better phrase? Israel has run so far from God and is now in captivity for her sins. Hosea challenges the people to sow righteousness and to break up the fallow ground because it is time to seek the Lord. If it wasn't time before, it is certainly the time now. And look at the results that are promised: righteousness being rained down upon the people! What an incredible promise. I can't help but believe that we need to take hold of this promise for ourselves. When we do, the Lord will rain righteousness upon us, too.