The main thing in life

Doug Goins, of Peninsula Bible Church, wraps up our reading of Hosea 14: Verse 9 is an epilogue that serves as a conclusion to the entire prophecy of Hosea. It also provides the final step of returning to the Lord and remaining in fellowship with him: surrendering our will to him. Whoever is wise, let … More The main thing in life

December 5 Hosea 13-14

December 5  Hosea 13-14 (ESV) The Lord’s Relentless Judgment on Israel 13:1 When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling; he was exalted in Israel, but he incurred guilt through Baal and died. 2 And now they sin more and more, and make for themselves metal images, idols skillfully made of their silver, all of them the work of … More December 5 Hosea 13-14

December 4 Hosea 9-12

December 4 Hosea 9-12 (ESV) The Lord Will Punish Israel 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel! Exult not like the peoples; for you have played the whore, forsaking your God. You have loved a prostitute’s wages on all threshing floors. 2 Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail them. 3 They shall not … More December 4 Hosea 9-12

December 3 Hosea 7-8

December 3  Hosea 7-8 (ESV) 7:1 When I would heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed, and the evil deeds of Samaria; for they deal falsely; the thief breaks in, and the bandits raid outside. 2 But they do not consider that I remember all their evil. Now their deeds surround them; they are before my … More December 3 Hosea 7-8

December 2 Hosea 4-6

December 2  Hosea 4-6 (ESV) The Lord Accuses Israel 4:1 Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land; 2 there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; … More December 2 Hosea 4-6

December 1 Hosea 1-3

December 1   Hosea 1-3 (ESV) 1:1 The word of the Lord that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. Hosea’s Wife and Children 2 When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the … More December 1 Hosea 1-3