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Feb 26, 2023

Scripture Reading: Hosea 1-3

 The unique feature of the book of Hosea is the personal story with which it begins.  Hosea is commanded by God to marry a woman (Gomer) who would be unfaithful to him.  This marriage was a symbol of the unfaithfulness of the people of Israel to God.  

 Gomer gave birth to three children,...

Feb 19, 2023

Scripture Reading: Amos 9:8-13

 The message of the book of Amos generally follows the pattern seen in most of the prophetic books.  There is declaration of the sins of the people … a plea for the people to repent … a pronouncement of judgment … and a promise of restoration.

Amos 9 contains the often-repeated...

Feb 12, 2023

Scripture Reading: Amos 5:21-27

 One of the signs of the rebellion of the Israelites of Amos's day was the hypocrisy of their worship.  They performed the acts of worship, but these acts were not pleasing to God.  In fact, God declared that He hated the empty rituals these Jews were engaged in (Amos 5:21).

 The true...

Feb 5, 2023

Scripture Reading: Amos 3

 In the context of God's special relationship with the people of Israel, in Amos 3 there are two verses that signal the glorious truth about God's supremacy over all His creation.  In His sovereign freedom, God chose the people of Israel to be His special people.  God uses the verb 'to know' to...