In this final chapter of Hosea we can look forward with relief and humility towards God's loving restoration of the prodigal people....continue reading "Hosea 14 (Hallelujah!)"
This passage is a continuation of the Lord's historical review from Chapter 12....continue reading "Hosea 13 (Israel)"
God's tone in Chapter 11 softens, but beginning in 11:12, He once again focuses on their choices that led to this disastrous ending....continue reading "Hosea 12 (Israel and Judah)"
The tone from God changes, starting in this chapter; and hope blooms on the horizon....continue reading "Hosea 11 (Israel and All of Us)"
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 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)"
The chronological reading order from the Blue Letter Bible interrupts Isaiah and even breaks up the reign of Hezekiah, sending us to the full book of Hosea....continue reading "Introduction to Hosea (Israel)"
The close of Chapter 11 of Isaiah is a prophesy that the remnant of Israel will pour out of Assyria like a highway, the second exodus. This will be paralleled in the Millennial Kingdom as God calls forth the dispersed Jews to be his Royal Priesthood. Chapter 12 picks up there....continue reading "Isaiah 12 (Millennial Kingdom)"
So Jonah finally gets to Nineveh and the people believe God's message and genuinely repent- from the king to the nobles, to the servants. So God relents and keeps them from destruction. All's well that ends well, right? Not if you are Jonah....continue reading "Jonah 4"
When last we saw Jonah, he had scooped up by a great fish at the bottom of the ocean, stubbornly spent three days and nights in its belly, and finally repented and was saved by God. He had been spit out on dry ground at the end of chapter 2....continue reading "Jonah 3"