September 3, 2021
DAY 244: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Today we return the prophet Hosea. He has several warnings for Israel, as well as a message from the Lord God.
Ask the Lord to grant you wisdom and discernment in understanding Hosea 8-14. Read Hosea 8-14. Let’s journey!
The book of the Prophet Hosea takes place in the Northern Kingdom of Israel approximately 200 years after they had broken off from the Southern Kingdom. Hosea lived during the time of Jeroboam II and it takes place over roughly 25 years.
Hosea 8-14: Like many books of prophecy, these chapters contain several warnings for Israel, warning against placing their faith in anything other than the Lord. Despite the dire warnings, the Israelites continue to turn from the Lord. No matter how far they may stray, God’s love for them will remain eternal, and one day, they will return to His embrace. (Hosea 8:1–14:9)
After concluding today’s reading consider the following: How does Israel rebel? How does God react to Israel’s rebellion? What message of hope is offered? How do you think God looks upon the world today? Are you rebelling?