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 (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
My heart recoils within me, my compassion grows warm and tender. I will not execute my fierce anger, I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come to destroy. Hosea 11:9 Wow, God’s grace at work! That is why he … More Seeing God’s grace in Hosea
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
They do not cry to me from the heart, but they wail upon their beds; for grain and wine they gash themselves; they rebel against me. From the John Calvin commentary on Hosea 7:14- Now the Prophet says here that the Israelites had not cried to God, which is yet the chief thing in repentance. … More “Fictitious invocations” vs cries from the heart
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
Is it your heart cry to KNOW God? To press on to KNOW Him? In Hosea 4 we read, “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 … More Press on to KNOW Him!