Saturday, November 27, 2010

101126 Hosea

Hosea 9
9.4  for their bread shall be for their hunger only;
it shall not come to the house of the Lord...   Inability to give generously can be a sign of God's disfavor.
9.7  Israel shall know it...  in contrast to the times God judged them and they didn't even realize what was going on.
Hosea 10
10.3  We have no king, for we do not fear the Lord...  I am not positive exactly what this means, but there seems to be a connection between respect for authorities and the fear of the Lord.
10.12 great verse
Hosea 11
11.1 Quoted in Matthew 2.15
Hosea 12
12.6  hold fast to love and justice...  An interesting combination
חֶסֶד     Strong's H2617 - checed  goodness, kindness, faithfulness
מִשְׁפָּט      Strong's H4941 - mishpat  judgment, justice, ordinance
Hosea 13
13.14  Cor. 15.55
Hosea 14
14.2  say to him, Take away all iniquity, accept what is good... The last part is a curious statement.
14.9  Great verse to end on.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

101028 1 Chronicles 28

1 Chronicles 28
If this was in the immediate run up to Solomon being made king, then David was as feeble as it might seem from reading Kings.
28.9  the Lord who searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought...  A good verse about the fear of the Lord.
28.20  He will not leave you nor forsake you, until...  Now that is an interesting twist on Hebrews 13.5.  I am thinking about whether this is a general principle or a prophetic insight into Solomon's later turn from the Lord.

101125 Hosea

Hosea 1
1.4 Jezreel...
1.6  No Mercy...
1.8  Not My people...

Hosea 2
2.12  wages ... lovers...  I wouldn't generally think of gifts from lovers as gifts unless...

Hosea 3
3.1 other gods and love cakes of raisins...  How often are we suduced by delicacies?
Hosea 4
4.10  play the whore...
4.12 left God to play the whore...
4.13  daughters play the whore...
4.14  play the whore...
4.15  play the whore...
Hosea 5
5.4  Their deeds do not permit them to return to God...   I found this to be a soul searching phrase.  What am I doing that would keep me from turning to God?
5.15  until they acknowledge their guilt and earnestly seek my face...

Hosea 6
6..6  steadfast love and not sacrifice...
6.6  knowledge of God not burn offering...
Anyone, if the carnal, can come and offer a burnt offering sacrifice because it is a physical act that requires not heart.  
Hosea 7
7.14  They do not cry to me from the heart...   "They cry to the Lord; yet it does not come from the heart, but (כִּי after לֹא) they howl (יְיֵלִילוּ, cf. Ges. §70, 2, note) upon their beds, in unbelieving despair at the distress that has come upon them. What follows points to this. Hithgōrēr, to assemble, to crowd together (Psa_56:7; Psa_59:4; Isa_54:15); here to gather in troops or crowd together for corn and new wine, because their only desire is to fill their belly. Thus they depart from God."  --Keil andDelitsch
Hosea 8
8.7  sow the wind...