Category Archives: relationship with God

evil on display

devotional post # 2125 Hosea 9:13-15 Hos 9:13 Ephraim, as I remember seeing him, was like a young palm transplanted in a meadow; but Ephraim now has to lead his children out to slaughter. Hos 9:14 Give them, O LORD– … Continue reading

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self-deception, self destruction

devotional post # 2118 Hosea 8:1-4 Hos 8:1 Put the shofar to your palate! Something like a buzzard flies over the house of Yahveh, because they have passed over my covenant and rebelled against my law. Hos 8:2 To me … Continue reading

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wrong turn

devotional post # 2117 Hosea 7:14-16 Hos 7:14 They do not cry out to me from the heart, but they wail upon their couches; for grain and wine they make themselves foreigners; they rebel against me. Hos 7:15 Although I … Continue reading

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denying the mirror image

devotional post # 2115 Hosea 7:8-10 Hos 7:8 Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a half-baked cake. Hos 7:9 Foreigners devour his strength, and he does not get it; gray hairs are sprouting on him, and he does … Continue reading

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withdrawn from them

devotional post # 2107 Hosea 5:5-7 Hos 5:5 The presumption of Israel testifies to his face; Israel and Ephraim will trip over his guilt; Judah also will trip with them. Hos 5:6 With their flocks and herds they will go … Continue reading

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not hidden from him

devotional post # 2106 Hosea 5:1-4 Hos 5:1 Hear this, O priests! Listen attentively, house of Israel! Use your ears, house of the king! Because the judgment is directed at you; because you have been a trapping net at Mizpah … Continue reading

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love pact

devotional post # 2098 Hosea 2:18-20 Hos 2:18 And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the sky, and the crawling things of the ground. And I will destroy the … Continue reading

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tainted name

devotional post # 2097 Hosea 2:14-17 Hos 2:14 “for this reason, notice, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her. Hos 2:15 And there I will give her her vineyards and make the … Continue reading

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children of prostitution

devotional post # 2094 Hosea 2:4-5 Hos 2:4 To her children I will also not show tender affection, because they are children of prostitution. Hos 2:5 Because their mother has committed prostitution; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. Because … Continue reading

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fighting words

devotional post # 2093 Hosea 2:1-3 Hos 2:1 Say to your brothers, “my people,” and to your sisters, “tender affection.” Hos 2:2 “Argue with your mother, argue– because she is not my wife, and I am not her husband– that … Continue reading

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