Hosea 11-12

1. Read Hosea 11:1-4 When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son. I taught Ephraim to walk, Taking them by their arms; But they did not know that I healed them. I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them. It is difficult to come to grips with all the different images of God in Sc ...[Read More]

Hosea 3-7

We talked last week about the context of Hosea. What were his times? They were times of great prosperity for Israel. The kings had taken advantage of the temporary weakness of the nations around them not only to expand their economy but to increase their borders. It was a moment of peace – not through treaties or diplomacy but due to the absence of threats from natural enemies and those who ...[Read More]