Hosea 6 Devotional Commentary

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Hosea 6:1

What a long-suffering and gracious God we have.

God rebuked the people of Israel for their apostasy and idolatry, pronouncing a severe judgement upon them and causing Amos the prophet to mourn that His people were destroyed for lack of knowledge of the God of Israel, while bewailing their disinterest in the God of their salvation. And yet the stark and serious warning broke into a comforting song of hope, that one day God would read more...

Hosea 6:6

Hosea was one of many prophets that warned the nation of Israel against unfaithfulness to the God of their fathers. He cried out for repentance from the priests and people alike, and called for the entire royal household to turn from their wicked ways, repent of their spiritual adultery, and return to serving the Lord their God in spirit and truth.

God's rejection of Israel was represented by the names of Hosea's three children: read more...