OVERVIEW: God charges Israel with sinfulness, idolatry, ignorance, and stubbornness.
BIG IDEA: Obey God and encourage others to do the same.
KEY VERSE: Hosea 4:1 (Hosea to Israel)
Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel! The Lord has brought charges against you, saying: “There is no faithfulness, no kindness, no knowledge of God in your land.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I have called you to follow me and me alone. Don’t be enticed by the false gods of the world formed by human hands. Ignore their lies, boasting promises they cannot keep. Instead, seek me and follow me. But do so with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Discipline yourself to walk with me. Separate yourself from the world and discipline yourself to learn from me. Share the knowledge and wisdom you gain with others. You are not only my child, but you are a believer-priest.
If you continue to pursue false gods, there will be consequences. I will allow you to experience those consequences and find your way out of the pit. If you turn to me, I will help. I will provide all you need. Until then, you are on your own. Learn to identify the lies others spew. Crave my truth and receive my love. I want your heart to remain soft and open to me.
Pick 3-5 words God might use to describe your current relationship with him. Anything you need to confess, change, celebrate, discuss with God or others?
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