For Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces;
And Judah has multiplied fortified cities,
But I will send a fire on its cities that it may consume its palatial dwellings, (8:14). Continue reading
“And they do not consider in their hearts
That I remember all their wickedness.
Now their deeds are all around them;
They are before My face,” (7:2). Continue reading
“For I desire loyalty rather than sacrifice,
And the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings,” (6:6). Continue reading
“The revolters have gone deep in depravity,
But I will chastise all of them,” (5:2). Continue reading
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge…” (4:6). Continue reading
Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” 2 So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a half of barley, (3:1-2). Continue reading
“I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice,
In lovingkindness and in compassion,
20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.
Then you will know the Lord,” (2:19-20). Continue reading
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord,” (1:2). Continue reading
so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life, (3:7). Continue reading
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, (2:11-12). Continue reading