- How was God’s love manifested in Israel beginnings? See 11:1-4; cf. Dt. 7:6-8. How was this love still manifested, in spite of all His people’s backsliding? See 11:8-11.
- In chapter 11 God has spoken of His attitude to Israel; now in 11:12-12:2 He speaks of Israel’s attitude to Himself. Then the prophet reminds the people of the very different history of their ancestor Jacob (12:3, 4). What is the attitude to Himself which God desires (12:6; cf. 6:6; 10:12)? What, however was Israel’s response to all God’s pleadings (12:7-14)?
16 July, 2015
Search The Scriptures — Study 6 — Hosea 11 and 12
In chapter 11 another aspect of God’s dealing with Israel breaks into view His persisting love. Judgement there must be (11:5-8), but God will not make a final end of His sinning people.