June 21, Reading 2 – Hosea 10:1-11:11

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SAA Notes

Israel was a false vine (they turned to idolatry): Jesus said: I am the true vine! When you read verse 3 remember the Jews before Pilate: We have no king but Caesar! 11:1 is quoted by Matthew as confirmation as to who Jesus is! Matthew 2:15

SJA Notes

How much do we see our world around us in this passage.

“We have no king, for we do not fear the LORD; and a king – what could he do for us?”

Today we see people railing against God, rejecting Him and His goodness and wisdom at every point.

“They utter mere words; with empty oaths they make covenants;”

How true this is right now! Empty oaths, making covenants that hold no weight, have no substance.

Think of the gamut of folly we see in the world. People trying to find peace or joy in the lie of sin.

“You have plowed iniquity; you have reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies.”

What else can we see around us in our lives but this?

We can be praying for the Lord to raise up His people into leadership of ours lands – because “By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,” and “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,” (Proverbs 11 and 29).

Let’s do that now.

* God of grace and mercy, please write Your word on our hearts today. Please plant it deep within us, and grow it, that we might bear much fruit.

And please, Father God, please raise up Your people in our lands, so that we would see Your NAME exalted and born well, hallowed. That we would see people glorify and magnify You.

Convict us Lord to sow righteousness, to reap steadfast love and break up our fallow ground. TO SEEK YOU, THE LORD.

Amen.

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