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Hosea’s warnings: Hosea 1−8

See: A background to Hosea’s warnings

We read these devastatingly negative views of Israel by God, and we think we are far too sophisticated to do that:

Hosea 4:11-12 Wine has robbed my people
of their understanding.
They ask a piece of wood for advice!
They think a stick can tell them the future!
Longing after idols
has made them foolish.

But are we?

Surely we wouldn’t look to a stick for some insight into the future?

Would we?

The smart phone

Photo courtesy Gratisography

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