June 20, Reading 2 – Hosea 8, 9


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SAA Notes

Reap the whirlwind is a Biblical phrase that passed into the English language many centuries ago. Wanderers amongst the nations (9:17) recalls the Gospel perspective – remember James’ description of the Christian Church: the twelve tribes scattered amongst the nations, and Peter’s: God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout

SJA Notes

* Righteous God, please fix our eyes on You today.

“For it is from Israel; a craftsman made it; it is not God.”

In some ways this is the simplest of truths. So binary.

Israel has rejected THE LORD for man-made idols. Things that are not God.

As in Hosea’s time so in ours.

People go after NOT GOD entities. We hero-worship humans and ideas, ideologies and world-views, demons and devils.

Israel still gave the outward appearance of spiritual life. They made sacrifices.


God has a hard word for them, and for us.

He rejects their offerings. He remembers their iniquities.

This is a stark contrast to the blessing of TRUE religion.

In Jeremiah 31 we read,

“For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

There is only GOD.

Everything else in the world; people, structures, creation, ideas, thoughts – everything else is NOT GOD.

* Gracious Father,

Thank You that in Jesus You forgive us, our black mirky sin washed away.

Please help us to tell the good news of Jesus to those around us.


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