In the washroom of his London club, British newspaper publisher and politician William Beverbrook happened to meet Edward Heath, then a young member of Parliament, about whom Beverbrook had printed an insulting editorial a few days earlier. “My dear chap,” said th … More
In these verses we find that the people did not understand the depth of their sins. They did not turn from their idols, regret their sins or pledge to make changes (vv. 1-2). It seems that they thought God’s wrath would only last for a few days. Little did they know that they would soon be taken into exile. Israel was interested in God only for the material benefits they hoped to receive and did not value the eternal benefits that come from worshiping Him. God had shown His faithfulness to Israel many times. Because of this they knew that if they sought to know Him and His ways, He would reveal Himself to them. The problem was that they were so deep in sin, they did not really want to know Him. The truth is that they wanted the benefits but not His discipline or guidance (v. 3).
It easy for me to make a confession for sin in my life and appear to be committed to God without deep and sincere loyalty to Him. If I make a confession to God I need to back it up with my actions. If it has anything to do with someone else I need to also make it right with them.
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Hosea 3:1-5The Interlude of Love
Hosea 4:1-10The Contention of The Lord
Hosea 4:11-19God Condemns Israel’s Idolatry
Hosea 5:1-15The Day of Rebuke
Hosea 6:1-11A Call to Repentance
Hosea 7:1-16The Heartlessness of The People
Hosea 8:1-14Israel Rejects The Lord
Hosea 9:1-17Israel Will Be Punished