Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hosea: Craig Fritchey

Hall Of Faith: The Prophets
Hosea I

Jews considered Hosea > Isaiah
Theme = Redeeming Love of God
   > God never gives up
(H.) married Gomer knowing that she would be unfaithful.--choice.
   > Same with God
History of Israel: God delivers from Egypt => Israel has holy area and groves/high places too.

Prophecy in Hosea: Scattering of the people (2:18-end of chap)
   > Israel was scattered but kept identity
   > Did not follow idols from the Macabees on.

We as gentiles are even worse without the law.
   > Rom. 5:6 - Sinners, enemies are reconciled to God.

Quote about God's perseverance in love: "You don't wanna be a creeper, that's the human way. But it's not that way with God. You could say, in a very respectful way, that He's a creeper. He will always pursue you."

Quote about introspection: "There comes a time in our lives when we have to put the harlotry away."

Eph. 5:8-14: We are light--walk as children of the light.
   Put aside sin -- hard-core bad things
   Put aside weights -- Indifferent things that hurt the relationship
   "Put away wishy-washy, casual Christianity."

Hosea 2:16-20: Becoming a husband from a master
   > Love and intimacy in the relationship
   > To know Him as we are known (1 Cor. 13)

[Reggie commented on Hosea's acceptance of the commission. No struggle to accept, had faith that it's from God. No assurance that it will be positive in life. No assurance of instant blessing.]
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