Devotionals for February 2019


#42 God’s Unfathomable Redemption


God’s redemption is as vast as His heart and as mighty as His Love. That is to say, it is unfathomable.

#41 Our Holy Husband Will Pursue


“And it shall be, in that day,” says the Lord, “That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer call Me ‘My Master…’” Hosea 2:16 NKJV Oh, this God! Though He is God and can establish whatever link to … Continue reading

#40 She Shall Sing There


“I will give her her vineyards from there (the wilderness), and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from … Continue reading

#39 Love Designs Redemption


Christ and Israel: Lectures and Addresses on the Jews (1911) by Adolph Saphir: “The very unbelief of Israel, their very chastisement and dispersion among the nations of the earth cannot make the promises of God of none effect. The Lord … Continue reading

#38 Treacherous Infidelity


“When she used to offer sacrifices…and follow her lovers, so that she forgot Me,” declares the Lord. Hosea 2:13 NASB Human nature, even at its most noble, absorbs God’s gifts as selfish indulgence, wallows in betrayal and forgets He ever … Continue reading

#37 Grafted to a Jewish Root


Ours is a Jewish Bible, with a Jewish Savior. The early church, the first believers, were all Jewish. The disciples we follow, including Paul the great author, were Jewish. We are a branch grafted to a Jewish root. We are … Continue reading

#36 The Greater Light of Jesus Christ


To consider God’s dealings with His beloved Israel is to bow your head in utter reverence and say, “I do not know the holiness of God.” And more…it is to know that God will show Himself no differently to those … Continue reading

#35 The Justice of God’s Judgment


“I will uncover her lewdness… I will also put an end to all her gaiety… I will destroy her vines and fig trees… I will punish her for the days of the Baals…” Hosea 2:10-13 NASB The judgment of God … Continue reading

#34 Do You Worship God or His Gifts?


Gomer said, “My wood and my linen, my oil and my drink.” God said, “I will…take away My grain…My new wine…and will take back My wool and My linen…” To grasp God’s provision with a sense of ownership is to … Continue reading

#33 God is the Giver of All


“She does not know it was I who gave her the grain, the new wine and the oil and lavished on her silver and gold which they used for Baal.” Hosea 2:8 NASB God is the source of every provision. From … Continue reading

#32 The Call to Intercede for Israel


There is a great move of the Holy Spirit to awaken Christians to stand with Israel, to reach toward God and find His current mind and purpose toward the “apple of His eye.” Every move of God becomes tainted by … Continue reading

#31 Only One Source of All Our Need


“She will pursue her lovers, but she will not overtake them; And she will seek them, but will not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my first husband, for it was better for me then … Continue reading

#30 True Meaning of Idolatry


For she (Gomer) said, “I will go after my lovers, who give me…” Hosea 2:5b The saga of Hosea and Gomer, in essence, is NOT about immorality. It is an illustration that uses adultery to paint a vivid picture of … Continue reading

#29 A Jealousy We Can’t Fathom


For she said, “I will go after my lovers, Who give me…” “Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.” Hosea 2:5, 6 … Continue reading

#28 Then Comes the Roar


Hosea 2:2, 3 NASB “And let her put away her harlotry… Or I will strip her naked and expose her as on the day when she was born. I will also make her like a wilderness, make her like desert land and slay her … Continue reading

#27 Selfish Me


Hosea 2:5 NASB For she said, “I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.” My… me… my… my… Selfish ambition, self-indulgence, and self-gratification—this is … Continue reading

#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-ruhamah means “not pitied.” … Continue reading

#25 The Consequences for Leaving God


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 put … Continue reading