For years now, between bible studies and whenever I have "extra time", I've been reading and blogging my way through the Old Testament chronologically. Following Hosea, I'm back in Isaiah....continue reading "Isaiah 28"
A continued reading of the Christian classic. These are observation and personal reflections, not a review....continue reading "The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges (Ch. 7-8)"
My reading of the classic Christian book continues. These are notes and thoughts as I read, not a formal review....continue reading "The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges (Ch. 4-6)"
This passage is a continuation of the Lord's historical review from Chapter 12....continue reading "Hosea 13 (Israel)"
In Chapter 6, the people made their plea and the Lord replied. That reply of the Lord continues in this chapter....continue reading "Hosea 7 (Israel)"
God's making a final attempt to sway Israel's heart back to Him. He's given them the metaphor of the prophet and his unfaithful wife; and He has shown them "in court" their indictment and verdict. Now comes the response from the people....continue reading "Hosea 6 (Israel and Judah)"
Chapter 4 starts more like the other prophet books I've read so far. The Lord is bringing a legal case against the inhabitants of the land....continue reading "Hosea 4 (Israel and Judah)"
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)"
My Ryrie Study Bible titles chapters 1:1 to 3:5, The Prodigal Wife....continue reading "Hosea 1 (Israel)"
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)"