The tone from God changes, starting in this chapter; and hope blooms on the horizon....continue reading "Hosea 11 (Israel and All of Us)"
Category: End Times
Hosea 9-10 (Israel and Judah)
This is the continued message of judgement from the Lord....continue reading "Hosea 9-10 (Israel and Judah)"
Hosea 3 (Israel)
Things have gone from bad to worse to done for Hosea, Gomer, Israel, and God. But God. There is always hope....continue reading "Hosea 3 (Israel)"
Hosea 2 (Israel)
Hosea has a wife and three kids that all tell the tales of an Israel who has forsaken God and God has disowned, while still giving His longsuffering hope for the future....continue reading "Hosea 2 (Israel)"
Hosea 1 (Israel)
My Ryrie Study Bible titles chapters 1:1 to 3:5, The Prodigal Wife....continue reading "Hosea 1 (Israel)"
This psalm is listed along with II Kings 18 and II Chronicles 29-31, partial coverage of Hezekiah's reign....continue reading "Psalm 48"
Isaiah 24, 25, 26, and 27
Buckle up. We've concluded the section on the oracles of the nations. Now we're heading into a new set of chapters, 24-27. Just to give the sense of it, here the section heading in my Ryrie Study Bible: THE FUTURE TRIBULATION AND KINGDOM (ISAIAH'S APOCALYPSE). That's quite a title. Isaiah's Apocalypse sounds like the title to a horror film. Previously, I might have been tempted to skim this section very quickly. But I've learned that, even though these times are often filled with horror, they are actually a time of Hope. God drawing every last soul who will choose Him....continue reading "Isaiah 24, 25, 26, and 27"
Isaiah 22 (Jerusalem)
I think humans have a default toward tribal thinking. We view "us" as superior and more cherished than "them". I don't think most people will agree that they, personally, are prone to it; but it shows up in a hundred different way in life. I spotted that thinking in myself when I saw that the next oracle wasn't a terrible foreign enemy, but our Jerusalem. This should remind us that when we act like the enemies of God, we shouldn't be surprised to find ourselves on a list that includes those we're acting like.
It seems like this chapter is related to the events immediately before, during, and/or after the reign of Hezekiah....continue reading "Isaiah 22 (Jerusalem)"
Isaiah 19 and 20 (Egypt)
Isaiah's oracles against the nation continues with Egypt. I haven't read the passage yet, but I have learned in my scripture reading that Egypt is almost always a symbol of false help and hope and a symbol of slavery, as well as a symbol of "the world". I'll be very curious to see any end time references in these two chapters....continue reading "Isaiah 19 and 20 (Egypt)"
Isaiah 18 (Ethiopia)
Isaiah foreseeing judgment against the nations continues with Ethiopia in Chapter 18....continue reading "Isaiah 18 (Ethiopia)"