My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Thursday, April 05, 2007

Hosea 8

Ignorance

Summary:
A eagle is coming to Israel because of their sin and false acknowledgement of God. They choose their own leaders, against God's will. Samaria has to get rid of those golden calves! Israel is no more than just another nation now! God will, however, bring them together under a foreigner. You make altars to get rid of sin, but they just add to it! They don't even know the law. Israel and Judah don't know their God.

Key verse:
14. Israel has forgotten his Maker

My thoughts:
Hosea is bemoaning the apparent complete irrelevance of the Yahwist cult in Hebrew society. Like today, society had become pluralist and forgotten their roots. God would sort them out though.

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