Hosea: Scorned LoverBy Rev. Sean Finnegan on 12/09/2018
Hosea 4:1-3 The people have no faithfulness, no steadfast love, and no knowledge of God. Instead, they are swearing, lying, murdering, stealing, committing adultery, and shedding blood.
Hosea 12:8 Israel is not the least concerned about its sin. They don’t think God will see or do anything.
Hosea 6:4-10; 13:4-8 God is furious and ready for action, like a lion who hunts her prey or a bear robbed of her cubs. The object of God’s wrath, however, is Israel.
Hosea 10:1; 8:4-6; 4:12-13 Out of all of their sins, one stood above the rest--idolatry! God is very sensitive about idolatry.
Hosea 11:1-4 God cared for His people and adopted them, right from Egypt. However, they would not walk in His ways and kept sacrificing to Baal.
Hosea 1:2; 2:1-23 God had Hosea marry a prostitute so that he could illustrate God’s own situation
He had three sign children
1. Jezreel: God will judge the king’s dynasty for what they did in the Valley of Jezreel
2. Loruhamah: God will no longer have mercy on Israel
3. Loammi: Israel is no longer God’s people
Hosea 6:1; 7:13-15 Repeatedly, Hosea called the people to repentance. If they wouldn’t repent, then God would punish them.
Hosea 12:6; 14:1-3 Repeatedly, Hosea reached out to his people to turn back to God.
Hosea 11:8-11; 2:14-23; 14:4-7 Even though Hosea has so much doom and gloom, there’s also a strong message of hope, if the people will actually repent.
Hosea 14:9; 10:12 Let’s learn from this example and be faithful to our God.
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