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2016 February 26

Garden at Sainte-Adresse (1867)
Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Impressionist Style
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: Hosea 6 is a chapter of future blessing contrasted to the judgment which is necessary before reconciliation can come. The blessing is in the LORD himself: the prophet says that the LORD's "going forth is prepared as the morning" and is like the rain and the latter rain (v. 3). In contrast, the goodness of Ephraim (the Northern Kingdom) and of Judah (the Southern Kingdom) is like a morning cloud and dew which disappear. Therefore, before blessing will come, it must be preceded by judgment. [ Phil Newton. Stuart Olyott. Dominic Smart. John Stott. ].
     Today's painting depicts a place and time of peace and tranquility, a symbol of the blessing which would eventually come to Israel.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Hosea 3. Hosea 4. Hosea 5. Hosea 6. Hosea 7. Hosea 8. Hosea 9. Hosea 10. Hosea 11. Hosea 12. Hosea 13. Hosea 14. ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]

1. Before Gomer's Captivity (1:1 - 2:23)
a. Signs to Israel Before Gomer, Hosea's Wife, Went into Captivity (1:1 - 1:9) - 760-756 B.C., Israel
b. The Lord's Commentary on the Pre-Captivity Signs (1:10 - 2:23) - 756 B.C., Israel

2. After Gomer's Captivity (3:1 - 14:9)
a. Signs to Israel After Gomer Returned From Captivity (3:1 - 3:5) - 756-720 B.C., Israel
b. The Lord's Commentary on the Post-Captivity Signs (4:1 - 14:9) - 720 B.C., Israel

Hosea 6

2. After Gomer's Captivity - (Continued) - (3:1 - 14:19)

b. The Lord's Commentary on the Post-Captivity Signs (Hosea 4:1 - 14:9) - 720 B.C., Israel

2). Three Calls for Repentance (6:1 - 14:9)

a). Israel Calls Itself to Repentance (6:1 - 10:10)

(1). The Call (6:1-3)

     1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

(2). The Rejection by the LORD (6:4 - 10:10)

(a). The Reason: Disappearing Love (6:4 - 7:16)

4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. 5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. 6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me. 8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood. 9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness. 10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled. 11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.

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