Concordia Theological Monthly

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Studies in Hosea 1-3

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Homiletical Help


bible study, homiletics

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


“I will allure her and bring her into the wilderness.'' The loving Husband, His heart filled with love divine, leads His apostate wife into the wilderness. The selfsame God that punished her, vv. 8-13, is the God of love, who has loved her with an everlasting love. When she stands stripped of all her beauty and all her wealth, v. 3, destitute, despised, forsaken by her lovers, a miserable woman, not daring to raise her eyes for shame, then I will "speak comfortably unto her," speak to her heart, so heavy, so sad.


Biblical Studies

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Hosea 2:14-23; Psalm 73:25; Habakkuk 3:17-18; Joshua 7:25-26; Genesis 45:1; Leviticus 13:45; Exodus 34:6; Judges 7:20; Matthew 23:8-10; Matthew 23:7-9; 1 Corinthians 4:15;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars