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16 July, 2015

Search The Scriptures — Study 6 — Hosea 11 and 12

Study 6 From The Books of Amos & Hosea  Is: 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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)?