Hosea

The Orphan’s Father

Jun 22

The Orphan's Father   “For in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.”— Hosea xiv. 3.   THE Lord God of Israel, the one only living and true God, has this for a special mark of his character, that in him the fatherless findeth mercy. “A Father of the fatherless, and a Judge of the widows, is God in his holy …

Hosea:14:3

The Duty of the Present Hour

Jun 22

The Duty of the Present Hour    “Break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.”— Hosea x. 12.   “BREAK up your fallow ground.” Our nature at its largest is but a small farm, and we had need to get a harvest out of every acre …

Hosea:10:12

The Blessings of Following On

Jun 22

The Blessings of Following On   “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”— Hosea vi. 3.   I MUST first remove the mouldy piece from the text, and …

Hosea:6:3

Grace Reviving Israel

Jun 22

Grace Reviving Israel   "I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, …

Hosea:14:5-7

Heaven’s Nurse Children

Jan 30

Heaven's Nurse Children   "I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms."—Hosea 11:3        If you note well the opening part of this chapter, you will find that it consists of a wonderful chain of mercies; every one single line is a rare jewel, and the whole passage is a casket unspeakably precious. The …

Hosea:11:3

Idols Abolished

Oct 29

IDOLS ABOLISHED.   “Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols?”— Hosea xiv. 8.   IDOLATRY was the great sin of the ten tribes represented by Ephraim: indeed, it is the sin of the entire human race. When we speak of idolatry we need not think of blocks of wood and stone, and black men …

Hosea:14:8

Let Him Alone

Oct 21

Let Him Alone   “Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.”— Hosea iv. 17.   To what purpose these vast assemblies Sabbath after Sabbath? Why crowd ye these aisles and galleries till every seat is occupied, and every foot of standing room is filled? Have ye all of you a zeal to worship? Do ye all thirst to …

Hosea:4:17

The Prosperous Man’s Reminder

Oct 27

The Prosperous Man’s Reminder   “I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. According to their pasture, so were they filled; they wore filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me. Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: I will …

Hosea:8:5-8

The Prosperous Man’s Reminder

Oct 27

THE PROSPEROUS MAN'S REMINDER.   “I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. According to their pasture, so were they filled; they wore filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me. Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: I will …

Hosea:8:5-8

God’s People, or Not God’s People

Feb 12

God’s People, or Not God’s People   “I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say. Thou art my God.”— Hosea ii. 23. “As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were …

Hosea:2:23