SUMMARY OF HOSEA 1:1-2:13
Hosea was called by God to marry Gomer and have children with her. Hosea prophesied during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash king of Israel.
God will punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel, and will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. God will no longer show love to Israel, that He should at all forgive them. Yet, He will show love to Judah and save them. God calls the Israelites not His people, but they will come together
God will punish his people because they have turned from him.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 2: Hosea 1:1-2:13
3) Hosea was called by God to marry Gomer and have children with her. She was a promiscuous woman. He obeyed.
God commanded to call Hosea’s son Jezreel. God will punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel, and will put an end to the kingdom of Israel.
God commanded to call Hosea’s daugher Lo-Ruhamah (which means “not loved”). God will no longer show love to Israel, that He should at all forgive them. Yet, He will show love to Judah and save them.
God commanded Hosea to call his next son Lo-Ammi (which means “not my people”), for you are not my people, and I am not your God.
b) The people of Judah and the people of Israel will come together; they will appoint one leader and will come up out of the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel. Say of your brothers, ‘My people,’ and of your sisters, ‘My loved one.’
5) She will be barren. God won’t show love to her children. Her path will be blocked with thornbushes. She will be alone. God will take away blessings (grain, wine, wool, and linens). She will be exposed and not have celebrations. Her crops will be ruined, and she will be punished.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 2: Hosea 1:1-2:13
Bleak consequences for not following God’s ways.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 2: Hosea 1:1-2:13
Hosea means “salvation.” Hosea is only mentioned in this book of the Bible. He is referred to no where else. His message is that salvation is only found when you turn to God (a good message, indeed!).
The Times of Hosea
Hosea preached during the years 760 to 720 B.C. This is indeed the days of the divided kingdom of Israel (north) and Judah (south). This was after king David and Solomon. The Israelites have been in the Promised Land for 650 years.
Hosea spoke mainly to Israel (Hosea 7:5).
Hosea began his ministry during the reign of Jeroboam II (2 Kings 14:23-29). Israel was prosperous, and because of this, they turned from God.
Some Bible scholars believe Gomer became a prostitute after she was married, but we don’t know that for sure. Some believe she continued in prostitution after she was married. Others believe that this was a tale only and never really happened. Many believe that God wanted Hosea to feel how He was feeling because Israel has abandoned him. In truth, we take it at face value, and most believe Hosea’s story is true as is.
Jezreel means “scattered,” which Israel will be after they are imprisoned by Assyria. The Valley of Jezreel is where Jehu massacred all the descendants of Ahab (2 Kings 10:11).
Lo-Ruhamah means “No Mercy.” Judgment was coming from the Lord.
Note that God had no mercy to Israel and had mercy towards Judah. Judah and her kings were more faithful.
Lo-Ammi means “Not My People.” God would not have the Israelites any longer.
Yet, in God’s infinite mercy, He will restore His people.
God shows Israel as an adulterous wife who is no longer worthy of His love, protection, and provision. They and their children will face judgment.
Straying from God would hurt like thorns.
People will return when the going gets too tough, and God provides always. He provides even when they turn from him during the good times and worships idols.
God will punish but will ultimately restore.
Great Christmas Gift Ideas
*As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases