ASKED TO DO A HARD THING The word of the Lord came to Hosea and said, “Go, take for yourself a wife of harlotry, and have children of harlotry, for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord”. Hosea 1:2 During Hosea’s childhood, he witnessed things children should never see. The nation of Israel worshipped …

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As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’ ” “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’ ” Romans 9:25-26 …

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DEMANDING ANSWERS But who are you, O man, to answer back to God?  Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”  Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?   Romans 9:20-21 …

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THE DEATH ANGEL AND MERCY For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”  Romans 9:15          When a Jewish household put blood on the doorposts of their homes, the death angel passed over.  Their first-born sons were saved.  Why …

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