Category Archives: Hosea

Hosea 14 — Repentance

Repentance.  One of those words that you hear in the Christian church a lot, but not so much outside of the church walls. What is it really?  That’s what Hosea addresses in this last chapter.  He told the Israelites, Return, … Continue reading

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Hosea 11-13 — Unfaithful

We live in a world today where it almost seems taken for granted that husbands will be unfaithful to their wives, and wives to their husbands.  And because we take it for granted, we lose sight of how painful and … Continue reading

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Hosea 11:1-11 — The unfailing love of God

Does God love me? That’s a question that echoes within the hearts of millions.  But there’s another question that aches within the hearts of many. Does God still love me? So often, we see the love of others and how … Continue reading

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Hosea 10 — Refusing God as king

Election time is coming in the States.  And every four years, people vote for the person they hope will lead the country to prosperity.  And when a new president takes his place, there is often hope in the hearts of … Continue reading

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Hosea 9 — When we refuse to listen

As I read this passage, verses 7-8 jump out at me. Hosea writes, The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this.  Because your sins are so many and your hostility so … Continue reading

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Hosea 5-8 — When words are not enough

My daughter Yumi is now at an age (3) where she can communicate somewhat, and as a result, it’s very clear that she’s starting to understand the concepts of right and wrong. It seems recently, especially, that she’s starting to … Continue reading

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Hosea 4 — When the priests fail to act as priests

Why are morals collapsing in this world?  There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land.  There’s murder, adultery, stealing, cursing, lying.  All bounds are being broken.  Bloodshed follows bloodshed. Does this sound familiar?  Hosea wrote … Continue reading

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Hosea 1-3 — The God who pursues us

This is definitely one of the more bizarre stories we see in scripture, God telling Hosea, one of his prophets to get married to a woman that would be unfaithful to him. As this story takes place, Jeroboam II is … Continue reading

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