The more called to them, the more they went from them; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning incense to the graven images.
Yet I taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by their arms or taking them up in My arms, but they did not know that I healed them.
I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, and I was to them as one who lifts up and eases the yoke over their cheeks, and I bent down to them and gently laid food before them.
They shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be their king because they refused to return to Me.
And the sword shall rage against and fall upon their cities and shall consume the bars of their gates and shall make an end , because of their own counsels and devices.
My people are bent on backsliding from Me; though call them to Him Who is on high, none at all will exalt Him or lift himself up .
How can I give you up, O Ephraim! How can I surrender you and cast you off, O Israel! How can I make you as Admah or how can I treat you as Zeboiim ! My heart recoils within Me; My compassions are kindled together.
I will not execute the fierceness of My anger; I will not bring back Ephraim to nothing or again destroy him. For I am God and not man, the Holy One in the midst of you, and I will not come in wrath or enter into the city.
They shall walk after the Lord, Who will roar like a lion; He Himself will roar and sons shall come trembling and eagerly from the west.
They shall come trembling but hurriedly like a bird out of Egypt and like a dove out of the land of Assyria, and I will cause them to dwell in their houses, says the Lord.
Ephraim surrounds Me with lies and the house of Israel with deceit, and Judah is not yet steadfast with God, with the faithful Holy One.
Summary: The model for what it means to love can be found in God, who describes his love toward us as a man loves his wife, and as a parent loves his child. But the most vivid expression of God's love is in the cross.
Summary: The excitement of Christmas is over. Life has almost gotten back to normal. And many people suffer from the Post-Christmas blahs a kind of depression in fact here is a song for this season titled "The Post-Christmas Blues".
Summary: A sermon on Hosea 11 focusing on God as our Heavenly Father and God as a Being with Emotions (Thanks to Clark Tanner of Sermon Central for his sermon entitled "God is Just and Justifier" on Hosea 11)
Summary: OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS, WE HAVE BEEN STUDYING HOSEA CHAPTERS 10 AND 11. WE HAVE EXAMINED WHAT THE WORD OF GOD HAS TO SAY REGARDING THE ISSUES OF HARDHEARTEDNESS AND SPIRITUAL MATURITY IN THESE TWO CHAPTERS.
ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT THE BIBLE IS TH
Summary: LAST WEEK, AS WE LOOKED TOGETHER AT HOSEA 10, WE DEVELOPED THE THOUGHT OF DEALING WITH HARDHEARTEDNESS IN OUR LIVES. TODAY, I WOULD LIKE US TO GO BEYOND THIS INTO THE NEXT STEP IN WHAT SHOULD BE OUR PROGRESSIVE CHRIST-LIKENESS. THE AREA WE WILL BE LOOKI
Summary: God, though He is a god of wrath, also gives Himself permission to start over with us; we ought to take a cue from that and give ourselves permission to start over in our relationship with Him.
Summary: In our survey of the book of Hosea we have proposed the theme as
"God’s Redeeming Love"; this may have seemed strange...
a. As we considered "God’s Indictment of Israel" in chapters 4-7
b. As we considered "God’s Punishment for Israel" in chap
Summary: July 1989. When others disappoint us, it is often because they do not meet our expectations, and anger is natural. God feels that about us. But God allows us to reap the consequences of our sin in Christ’s cross takes into Himself that burden and transf
Summary: Today, we’re going to be talking about the one relationship which impacts all the others, our relationship with God. Harry Staiti puts it this way, “Of all our relationships, God is the most important. Your relationship (or lack thereof) with God will inf
Summary: Throughout salvation history, God acts out his loving nature. He continues to call people out of ’Egypt’: out of fear, out of oppression, out of loneliness, out of meaninglessness, out of bondage of every kind. He never gives us up.