Notes: December 29, 2008 – Hosea 13 & 14

Turn and live

Hosea 13

  • Though God had been gracious, yet Ephraim sinned more and more (v 2) in their idolatrous ways.
  • God announces His intent to punish them; but He also agrees to lift them from this spiritual death (v 14).
  • Sadly, no repentance and no deliverance is forthcoming.

Hosea 14

  • Seeing the severe judgment to come, the prophet appeals to his people (v 1-3)
  • God will receive the repentant nation (v 4-7)
  • The wise will forsake their idols; the obstinate will perish (v 8-9)