God’s people in Hosea’s time were religious but unfaithful, turning to false gods and worship instead of seeking God with their whole heart. In the message from Hosea today, we have a warning of the danger of disingenuous religion. Listen in and examine your own life.
What does Hosea 7:4-12 teach us about sin and its consequences? That sin blinds us to its realities, leaving us as fools who do not seek God or repent of our evil ways. Listen in today to God’s word to his people.
God desires our wholehearted devotion, not our half-hearted unfaithfulness. He is not pleased with outward shows of religion that cover up inward sin and hypocrisy. Listen in and engage with the message of Hosea to God’s people.
God is warning His people in the Southern Kingdom of Judah to stay away from the sinful practices of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. These practices include false worship, swearing false oaths, and other forms of spiritual adultery, for such actions will lead to divine judgment and retribution. Listen in and consider this warning for our own day…
Hosea warns the priests of the consequences of failing to lead the people in faithfulness, even as he warns of the judgment to come to all for their sin. Like people, like priest. Those who do not know God will not be known by God, such cries the prophet. Listen in today as we consider bad teachers and the consequences of such teaching.
God will turn the hearts of his people back to him, even though they have broken trust and gone astray. Hosea is commanded to love his wife again, though she’s an adulteress, as a demonstration of God’s love for his people. Through this, God teaches his people that he will capture their hearts. Join us as we look to God’s word.
In our passage today, God promises to woo his people back to faithfulness through tender words of love, even though they have abandoned him and followed after false gods. He will restore the blessings he has taken away. He will forever bind his people to himself. Listen in today, as we consider God’s word.
God calls the people of Israel to denounce their adulterous ways and confess their sins. He promises to remove his blessings and cast them out if they do not repent, using language of divorce and exile to illustrate the consequences of their unfaithfulness. Listen in as we continue our study in the book of Hosea.