Monthly Archives: March 2012

Knowing God

RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day six)  “My people are destroyed from LACK of knowledge( yada).  Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests” (vs 6) “One thing you still LACK.  Sell everything. . .and come follow … Continue reading

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A spirit of prostitution

RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day six) “A spirit of prostitution leads them astray” (vs 12)  We are more complex than we imagine.  Our actions are not simple outcomes of conscious choice.  Deep within each of us is a very real … Continue reading

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Creation waits

RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day four)  “Because of this the land mourns. . .the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea are dying” (vs 3, NIV)  Hosea believed (because the Bible … Continue reading

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Failure of leadership

RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day three)  “they exchanged their Glory for something disgraceful.  They feed on the sons of my people and relish their wickness” (vs 7b-8)  Part of God’s condemnation of Israel was especially aimed at the priests.  Priests … Continue reading

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His warning love

RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day two)  “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children” (vs 6)  Why would God warn?  Anyone?  … Continue reading

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What we have not become

RE Verse reading–Amos 4:1-13 (day one)  “There is no faithfulness, no love, no knowledge of God in the land” (vs 1)  The place where our sin is most obvious is what we are not!  The laws that we break are only … Continue reading

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In that day

RE Verse reading–Hosea 1:1-11, 2:16-23, 3:1-5 (day seven)  ” ‘In that day’, declares the Lord, ‘you will call me my husband. . .In that day, I will respond’ ” (Hosea 2:16, 21)  The Hebrew word for respond means “answer”.  It … Continue reading

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The Great challenge

RE Verse reading–Hosea1:1-11, 2:16-23, 3:1-5 (day six)  “Go, show your love to  your wife again, though she is . . .an adulteress.  Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites.” (3:1)  When Jesus asked Peter “do you love me?”  (John … Continue reading

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Humbled and home

RE Verse reading–Hosea 1:1-11, 2:16-23, 3:1-5 (day five)  “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will live with you.” (3:3)  In the Hosea story, we … Continue reading

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A long obedience

RE Verse reading–Amos 1:1-11, 2:16-23, 3:1-5 (day four)  “The word of the Lord that came to Hosea. . . during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah” (1:1) Hosea is a reminder to us.  The work of God often takes years.  … Continue reading

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