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Hosea 4

ACCUSATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL

1. BROKEN ALL OF GOD’S COMMANDS

There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land; there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed Hosea 4:1-2

2. PRIESTS

Yet let no one contend, and let none accuse, for with you is my contention, O priest. Hosea 4:4

3. PROPHETS

You shall stumble by day; the prophet also shall stumble with you by night; and I will destroy your mother. Hosea 4:5

4. PEOPLE

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. Hosea 4:6

5. TURNED THEIR BACK ON GOD

My people inquire of a piece of wood, and their walking staff gives them oracles. For a spirit of whoredom has led them astray, and they have left their God to play the whore. They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains and burn offerings on the hills, under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is good. Hosea 4:12-13

5. MEN

I will not punish your daughters when they play the whore, nor your brides when they commit adultery; for the men themselves go aside with prostitutes and sacrifice with cult prostitutes, Hosea 4:14

DIDN’T KNOW GOD

There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land; Hosea 4:1

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6

They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the whore, but not multiply, because they have forsaken the Lord to cherish whoredom, wine, and new wine, which take away the understanding. Hosea 4:10-11

and a people without understanding shall come to ruin. Hosea 4:14

KNOWING GOD

Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him. 3Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; Hosea 6:1-3

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6

KNOWING GOD

1. REPENT
2. HUNGER
3. OBEY
4. PRESS ON