BELIEF AND DISBELIEF “Now, they will say, “We have no king.  What can he do for us?”  They speak mere words, with worthless oaths they make covenants; and judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.”  Hosea 10:3-4             God’s people have arrived at a place where they have no confidence …

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PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD Give them, O Lord – what wilt Thou give?  Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.  Hosea 9:14             When a person walks with God, it is easy to become bitter over someone nearby who is lukewarm in his faith.  There is a fine line between being sad over their condition and becoming angry.  …

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THE SWEETNESS OF THE BREAD Their bread will be like mourners’ bread; all who eat of it will be defiled. For their bread will be for themselves alone; it will not enter the house of the Lord.  Hosea 9:4             Life is a gift.  Every day is a clean, twenty-four hour slate upon which we can …

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DRINKING A NEW WINE You have made love for hire on every threshing floor. The threshing floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.  Hosea 9:2     Have you ever been so desperate for a breakthrough that you did everything you could to manufacture it yourself through whatever …

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