Hosea 12

So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God. (Hosea 12:6) 

It’s easy to get caught up in the things of this world; it is much harder to Read the rest

Hosea 11

The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols. Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did Read the rest

Hosea 10

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. (Hosea 10:12)

The things we spend our time on will Read the rest

Hosea 9

Like grapes in the wilderness I found Israel. Like the first fruit on the fig tree in its first season, I saw your fathers. But they came to Baal-peor and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame, and became detestable Read the rest

Hosea 8

They made kings, but not through me. They set up princes, but I knew it not. With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction. (Hosea 8:4) 

The Israelites were keeping God out of their lives. They Read the rest

Hosea 7

Ephraim is like a dove, silly and without sense, calling to Egypt, going to Assyria. (Hosea 7:11)

It can be easy to look back at the Israelites and see them as foolish. After all, God gave them one opportunity after Read the rest

Hosea 6

Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. (Hosea 6:1)

Our God is characterized by His mercy and justice. These Read the rest

Hosea 5

I will return again to my place, until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face, and in their distress earnestly seek me. (Hosea 5:15)

Hosea can’t make Gomer love him. In the same way, Israel continues to fall back Read the rest

Hosea 4

A wind has wrapped them in its wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices. (Hosea 4:19)

Even the smallest sins can carry us away. Every sin has consequences, and when Israel embraced their own self-satisfaction, they turned Read the rest

Hosea 3

Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king, and they shall come in fear to the Lord and to his goodness in the latter days. (Hosea 3:5)

Sometimes we make wrong Read the rest