Hosea

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 Blessings of Following On

Jan 01

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

The Duty of the Present Hour

Jan 01

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 Orphan’s Father

Jan 01

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

Grace Reviving Israel

Jan 01

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

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

The Joyous Return

Mar 01

The Joyous Return   “O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride …

Hosea:14:1-3

The Unkown Giver and the Misused Gifts

Sep 25

The Unknown Giver and the Misused Gifts   “For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal. Therefore will I return, and take away my com in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my …

Hosea:2:8-9