This Applies to You!
In Hosea 5:1 we read:
"Hear this, O priests!
Give heed, O house of Israel!
Listen, O house of the king!
For the judgment applies to you ..."
We often nod sagely at God's warnings, saying to ourselves comfortably, "Yes, God should judge those people." Not us. Not me. "Those people." Those other people.
God doesn't permit such self-deception here. He says to his priests, the house of Israel, and the house of the king: "The judgment applies to YOU!"
If God has been trying to get your attention, listen, and take his word of warning to heart!