Hosea week 8, Unfaithful Israel

In this, the eighth week of our study, we covered a large swath of Hosea, from 9:10 all the way to 11:11. And while there is so much in this passage which we could unpack and examine, so many details and points of history, the main idea throughout is the radical rejection by the Israelites of the God who loved them and therefore saved them out of their Egyptian bondage, brought them through the wilderness, and gave them the promised land. Though God delighted in them when he “found them in the wilderness,” they turned to worship Baal at the first opportunity, consecrating themselves to the thing of shame and becoming detestable like the thing they loved (9:10). They loved the false god instead of the true and living God who had rescued them. Continue reading “Hosea week 8, Unfaithful Israel”