Devotionals for January 2016

#26 Compassion No More

Hosea 1:6 NASB Then she…gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have compassion on the house of Israel, that I should ever forgive them.” Lo-rhuamah means “not pitied.” … Continue reading

#25 Jezreel, God Sows

Hosea 1:3, 4 NASB Gomer…conceived and bore him a son. And the Lord said to him, “Name him Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed of Jezreel, and I will … Continue reading

#24 Called to Enter His Suffering

Hosea 1:2 NASB When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord.” God called Hosea … Continue reading

#20 Wife of His Longing

The one who wants God’s heart – His agonies and His loves – collides with Yahweh’s love for Israel, the wife of His longing.

#23 Holy Husband Deserted

“…the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord.” Hosea 1:2 NASB We don’t see the Almighty as He is, so He is ever graciously willing to unveil Himself. God was Husband to Israel—Provider, Protector, and Lover. Israel took His provision … Continue reading

#19 Hosea and Israel

Hosea is the story of all humanity, yes. It can be applied to every born-again believer, but it is also a record of God’s love for Israel, her infidelity to Him, and her amazing future redemption.

#22 Special Mark

Hosea 1:2 NASB “Go, take to yourself a wife…” To this wife God reveals His tender covering. All those who bear the special mark of God’s favor are linked to Him in the most intimate place known to humanity…that of … Continue reading

#18 The Best of Human Love

The best of human love is but a silly speck next to the enduring Love of God. His love is ever moving, creating, saving.

The Thankful One

1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that … Continue reading