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Read Hosea Chapter 4
1. What are the grounds of the LORD’s legal case (complaint) against the children of Israel according to Hosea 4:1?

Hosea 4:2?

Hosea 4:12-13?

2. What is the result for the land according to Hosea 4:3?

3. What has destroyed the people according to Hosea 4:6?

4. What is God’s judgment on the priests according to Hosea 4:6-10?

5. What additional judgments prophesied for the priests and the people in Hosea 4:11-19?

6. What application can you make to our country today? To your walk with God?
Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
—Thomas Jefferson

 

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Read Hosea Chapter 3
1. What does God tell Hosea to do in Hosea 3:1?

2. What has Gomer done according to Hosea 3:1?

3. For what price did Hosea purchase Gomer back?

4. What did Hosea require of Gomer when he brought her back home?

5. What prophecy does Hosea speak over the sons of Israel in Hosea 3:4-5?

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Hosea is preeminently the prophet of love; but unlike some teachers today, he doesn’t minimize the holiness of God. We’re told that “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16), but we’re also reminded that “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all” (1:5). God’s love is a holy love, not a sentimental feeling that condones sin and pampers sinners.
Be Amazed: Restoring an Attitude of Wonder and Worship, Warren W. Wiersbe

Read Hosea Chapter 2
1. What does God tell Hosea to say to his brothers in Hosea 2:1? Why?

2. What does God tell Hosea to say to his sisters? Why?

3. How does God describe His relationship with His people in Hosea 2:2?

4. What judgment does God promise if Israel does not abandon her prostitution/adultery in Hosea 2:3?
5. What does God promise to her children in Hosea 2:4? Why?
6. What does God of Israel in Hosea 2:5?

7. What do you learn from the following verses?
Romans 12:2

James 4:4

1 John 2:15-17

8. What does God say He will do to Hosea in Hosea 2:6-13? Why?

9. What does God say He will do for Israel in Hosea 14-23? Copy each “I will statement” below.

10. Review God’s “I will” statements above. What does that tell you about the heart of God?

11. Copy 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 here. Meditate on that. How can you see that love on display in this chapter? In the history of Israel?

12. How will Israel respond to God at that time according to Hosea 2:15-16?

 

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Sometimes in the most unlikely places, you find a message from God that encourages you right where you are–almost as if He had written for this time even though it was spoken long before you were born. This is how studying through the minor prophets has been over the past year.

I pray that you will take the time to go through the Bible studies that I will be posting in the Minor Prophets in the upcoming days and weeks. I pray that you will hear from the Author and Finisher of your faith just how much He loves you. The clear message of the entire body of scripture is the faithfulness of God in the face of the faithlessness of mankind.

Background
1. Who is the author of the book of Hosea?

2. When was this book written?

3. Who was the original intended audience for this book? How do you know?

4. To which Kingdom did Hosea prophesy, Northern or Southern?

5. To which king(s) did Hosea minister during his career?

6. Look up the word prophet in the dictionary. Be sure to check both a secular as well as a Bible dictionary if you can. What are the synonyms you find?

7. What do you learn of the prophets from these verses?
□ Nehemiah 9:26, 30

□ Jeremiah 23:15-22

□ Lamentations 2:14

□ Ezekiel 13:1-16

□ I Corinthians 14:1

□ Ephesians 2:19-20

3. What did Jesus say of the prophets in the following verses?
□ Matthew 5:17

□ Matthew 7:15

□ Matthew 13:57

□ Matthew 24:11, 24

□ Luke 24:44

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