As a nation, we have rejected wisdom in favor of foolishness, bringing about major calamities: famines, pestilence, earthquakes, cosmic disturbances.
Martin Collins, continuing his analysis of Hosea's prophecies, points out that modern Israel is repeating the same sins as ancient Israel, and that the Prophet's metaphors of the promiscuous wife, stubborn heifer, and rebellious child, all apply to America as well. Israel's final 30 years were marked by disastrous turbulence, …
Even though Gomer proved unfaithful, Hosea still loved her, buying her back from captivity and restoring her as his wife, just like God lovingly forgives.
Hosea is an account of Israel's unfaithfulness to the covenant with God, and the redemptive work of God to rescue His unfaithful spouse from slavery.
Ancient Israel had at the core of its religion an obsession to please the self at the expense of justice and the best interests of the disadvantaged.
God, through His prophets, warns that He will chasten His people with increasing severity until they repent and begin to reflect His characteristics.
For decades, sexual sins have topped the list of social issues. The problem is unfaithfulness. The seventh commandment has natural and spiritual penalties.
God will do what He must to bring Abraham's seed to repentance and salvation, including allowing crisis, hardship, humiliation, and calamity.
Israel had every opportunity that the Gentiles did not have. God gave the Israelites gifts to live a better way, but they completely failed to reflect Him.
The fallen Woman of Revelation 17 and 18 displays no religious characteristics but is instead involved in the politics, economics, and culture of its time.
We are admonished to internalize the book of Deuteronomy in preparation for our future leadership roles.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reminding us that we have a perennial mandate to examine ourselves, warns that the cesspool of this world's culture is deep and getting deeper. Even though the world is waxing progressively worse, many of us live in a comparatively safe, free, and prosperous country, with incredible material abundance, …
The entire Babylonian system has an enslaving, addicting, and inebriating quality, producing a pernicious unfaithfulness and Laodicean temperament.
Laodiceanism is the attitude that dominates the end time. It is a subtle form of worldliness that has infected the church, and Christ warns against it strongly.
We must learn the lessons of godly leadership now because our positions in the Kingdom will require their use. Society demonstrates a lack of personal leadership.
Israel demonstrates divided loyalties, vacillating between God and the world, veering more toward the world, resembling a panting dog or a pleasure-bent prostitute.
Paul, using the body analogy in I Corinthians, focuses on the need for unity and inter-relatedness by concentrating upon sound doctrine.
In every culture in every century, the rich and the strong have oppressed the poor and weak for their own gain. America is no different. How long will it be until God calls them into account?