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Reaping what you sow

Reaping what you sow
The final end of Israel's journey in playing with foreign idols comes to an end. Judgement is finally on the horizon with the armies of Assyria.Hosea 9: The LORD Will Punish Israel1 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 Thre...
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Sow the wind reap the whirlwind

Sow the wind reap the whirlwind
What earthly efforts are you putting in that just don't seem to be working? Committing everything to our Saviour for His guidance is always the best option. Have a read as to how Israel failed to carry out this important principle.Hosea 7: 1 When I would heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed, and the evil deeds of Samaria; for they deal ...
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On the third day He will raise us up

On the third day He will raise us up
We are rebels with a cause. The cause of course is that we get the glory rather than giving glory to the One who made us. Israel had forgotten her identity, but the Lord had not forgotten them and He will restore.Hosea 5:Punishment Coming for Israel and Judah1 Hear this, O priests! Pay attention, O house of Israel! Give ear, O house of the king! Fo...
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God's unfailing love for us

God's unfailing love for us
Israel though she has been unfaithful in the past will be brought back because she has been redeemed – paid for by her Saviour. This is also true for us in Christ.Hosea 3: Hosea Redeems His Wife1 And the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the children of Israel, though t...
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Go marry a prostitute

Go marry a prostitute
Back in the OT with Hosea this week. Hosea addresses Israel's rejection of their God through the relationship of a husband with a faithless wife – even one who has been a prostitute.Hosea 1: 1 The word of the LORD that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the...
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