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This Week's Reading: Hosea 1-6; 10-14; Joel

Come Follow Me Insight #1

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Poor Hosea’s kids! They were each named as a symbol of what was coming for sinful Israel. The three boys were named:

 

  1. Jezreel – “God will scatter” 
  2. Lo-Ruhamah – “Not Pitied” 
  3. Lo-Ammi – “Not My People” (source)

Hosea was a little more lucky with his name. “Hosea” means salvation (source)!

Come Follow Me Insight #2

In Hosea 2:5 we find out that Gomer cheated on Hosea. According to the Law of Moses, Hosea could have her put to death! But God commanded him to do the opposite. In Hosea 3:2 it says that Hosea “bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver.” Hosea paid to get his unfaithful wife back. . . a beautiful symbol of how Christ has bought us back despite how often we are unfaithful to Him! (Source)

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Come Follow Me Insight #3

Come Follow Me Insights This Week

The prophet Joel is quoted by Peter on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:17-21.  What was the Day of Pentecost? It happened during the Feast of the Harvest after Jesus had been resurrected and a new apostle had been called to replace Judas. As the 12 apostles met on this day there was a HUGE outpouring of the Holy Ghost and the apostles began to speak in tongues to the people in Jerusalem from other lands who spoke those languages. (Source)

My Favorite Scriptures for the Week

  1. Hosea 1:2
  2. Hosea 4:6
  3. Hosea 10:13
  4. Hosea 14:4
  5. Joel 1:15
  6. Joel 2:12-13
  7. Joel 2:30-31
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