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The Finale

Who is wise? Let them realize these things.     Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the Lord are right;     the righteous walk in them,     but the rebellious stumble in them. Hosea 14:9 This final verse really seems to sum up the entire … Continue reading

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God’s Response

“I will heal their waywardness     and love them freely,     for my anger has turned away from them. I will be like the dew to Israel;     he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon     he will send down his roots;    his … Continue reading

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Repentance

Take words with you     and return to the Lord. Say to him:     “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously,     that we may offer the fruit of our lips. Assyria cannot save us;     we will not mount warhorses. We will never again … Continue reading

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Time to go Home

Return, Israel, to the Lord your God.     Your sins have been your downfall! Hosea 14:1 With these words, Hosea’s final chapter begins. It is a chapter of repentance and redemption, filled with hope and a simple faith. Israel had fallen into idolatry, literally the … Continue reading

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Judgment is at Hand

Hosea 5 “Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen, royal house! This judgment is against you: You have been a snare at Mizpah, a net spread out on Tabor. The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them. … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning

Hosea 4 Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites,     because the Lord has a charge to bring     against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love,     no acknowledgment of God in the land. (4:1) You may remember that earlier in this … Continue reading

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A Chance for Reconciliation

The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.” … Continue reading

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