SUMMARY OF HOSEA 14
Hosea entreats Israel to repent and return to God. God will love them freely if so. His anger will be turned away, and they will blossom. Let them understand that the ways of the Lord are right.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 5: Hosea 14
12) God commands a certain prayer: Say to him:
“Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.
3 Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.”
“I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.
5 I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily.
Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots;6 his young shoots will grow.
His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.
7 People will dwell again in his shade; they will flourish like the grain,
they will blossom like the vine— Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 Ephraim, what more have I[c] to do with idols?I will answer him and care for him.
I am like a flourishing juniper, your fruitfulness comes from me.”
13) Israel’s restoration will be complete. It will be flourishing and splendid.
14a) We will be righteous if we walk in God’s ways.
b) Choose Him every day. Put Him first every day. Pray every day.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 5: Hosea 14
I love how Hosea ends with hope. You can always come back to God no matter your sins. Always. Never forget that.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 5: Hosea 14
God tells the Israelites exactly what to say in repentance. We take his words humbly and declare His greatness. God will then restore them abundantly.
Israel will be free from idols and wise. Even after sin, God awaits to restore.
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