Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 55 Monday

Hosea 9:1-10:15

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. (10:12)

Does God issue any commands?

  • Chapter 9 opens with God telling Israel not to rejoice because calamity is coming to them.

Does God make any promises?

  • Because of their sin Ephraim would return to Egypt and Israel would be taken to Assyria where they would eat abominable things.
  • God would bereave Ephraim of their children.
  • The calves of Bethaven would be carried to Assyria as a present to king Jareb.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • These chapters tell of sowing and reaping. They were to break up the fallow ground and seek the LORD. Jesus said in His day that the fields were ripe unto harvest. And He is the Lord our Righteousness.

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • In John's vision told in the book of Revelation he says that there is a terrible time of destruction when the inhabitants of earth will call upon the mountains to fall upon them in their fear. This is mentioned also in Hosea 10:8 concerning the time of destruction that comes upon Israel when Assyria conquered them.

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