Sunday, February 9, 2014

TAKE TIME: February 10-15, 2014 Assignment

Introduction: Elisha, the great prophet of Israel, had one last message for his king before departing this life. We will continue to read about a few of the kings of Israel and Judah this week before turning to another of the prophetic books, Hosea, written by a man who was contemporary to this period.

  • Monday - II Kings chapter 13
  • Tuesday - II Kings chapter 14
  • Wednesday - Hosea 1:1-2:23
  • Thursday - Hosea 3:1-4:19
  • Friday - Hosea 5:1-6:11
  • Saturday - Hosea 7:1-8:14

Memory Verse

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us, he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Hosea 6:1-2

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - Praise God that He is faithful. He keeps His covenant promises.
  • Confession - Ask God to reveal hidden sin in your life and then confess it.
  • Thanksgiving - Thank God for any answers to your prayers.
  • Supplication - What are your prayer requests this week? List them for future reference so that you can see how God answers.

Search the Scriptures

Look for references for each of the following:
  • Promises that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
  • References that either refer to or infer something about future events.
  • What does this passage teach about Jesus?
  • Commandments that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?

Putting the Word into Action

Hosea was the husband of an unfaithful wife and the father of several children born of their union. One can only imagine how traumatic the children's lives were in the face of their parents' marital problems, infidelity, and the resulting slavery. But imagine the lessons of grace they learned when their mother was redeemed from the by the man who loved her. You might encounter children like these everyday, such is our "enlightened" culture that is enslaved by sin and debauchery. Ask the Lord to show you some way to touch their hearts with the eternal love of God to help them learn the lessons of grace.

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)