Month: November 2011

Where Belonging Becomes Dangerous

WHERE BELONGING BECOMES DANGEROUS He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight.  Luke 16:15             My need to be accepted … Continue reading Where Belonging Becomes Dangerous

A Name In Gold

A NAME IN GOLD!   I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.  Isaiah 45:3             The dailyness of our struggles … Continue reading A Name In Gold


WORDLESSNESS The Lord called me from the womb.  He has made my mouth like sharp sword.  Isaiah 49:1-2     God created me in my mother's womb and brought me forth into this world to speak His Word.  His original intention for each of His creation is … Continue reading Wordlessness

Final Words

FINAL WORDS Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them.  For the ways of the Lord are right, and the righteous will walk in them.  Hosea 14:9     These are God's final words in the book of Hosea.  After … Continue reading Final Words


CYPRESS I am like the mighty cypress; from Me comes your fruit.  Hosea 14:8     God is aware of the language barrier that exists between the spiritual realm and the physical.  Because we are earth-bound and our ability to comprehend His greatness and glory is … Continue reading Cypress

Premium of Words

THE PREMIUM OF WORDS You have stumbled because of your iniquity.  Take words with you and return to the Lord.  Hosea 14:1,2a             Each of us probably has a different view and a varying appetite for talkativeness.  Having grown up in a house where … Continue reading Premium of Words

Every Form Of Death

EVERY FORM OF DEATH Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol?  shall I redeem them from death?  O Death, where are your thorns?  O Sheol, where is your sting?  Hosea 13:14     Most any Christian who has stood at the graveside of a loved … Continue reading Every Form Of Death

Twisted Values

TWISTED VALUES They make for themselves molten images, idols skillfully made from their silver, all of them the work of craftsmen.  They say of them, "Let the men who sacrifice (their children) kiss the calves." Hosea 13:2             Hosea saw some pretty gruesome practices. In … Continue reading Twisted Values

Angel Armies

ANGEL ARMIES “God spoke with us, the Lord, the God of hosts, the Lord is his memorial name.”  Hosea 12:5             I find it interesting that God identifies Himself as the “Lord of hosts” time after time in scripture.  The problem with growing up … Continue reading Angel Armies

Full Circle

FULL CIRCLE In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his maturity he contended with God.  He wept and sought His favor and found Him at Bethel.  Hosea 12:3-4     These verses speak to the life story of every person who … Continue reading Full Circle