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2016 March 5
Pilgrimage to the Cedars in Lebanon (1907)
Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka (1853-1919)
Self Taught Style with Post-Impressionism and Expressionism Affinities
Magyar Nemzeti Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
Explanation: In Hosea 14 the LORD calls Israel to return and to forsake idolatry. He promises to heal their backsliding, to love them freely, and to be like the dew to them. He promises that they will be like the lily, the olive tree, corn, and the vine. In turn, the LORD will be to them like the green fir tree; and their relationship with him will be fruitful. He concludes, in verse 9, with this statement: "Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein." [Sermons: Stuart Olyott. Dominic Smart. William Still. ].
Today's painting depicts a cedar of Lebanon, which the LORD used as a symbol of his own blessedness.
[ 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
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)
(2). The Rejection by the LORD (6:4 - 10:10)
(a). The Reason: Disappearing Love (6:4 - 7:16)
(b). The Result: Judgment - (Continued) - (8:1 - 10:10)
b). The LORD's First Call to Repentance (10:11 - 13:16)
(1). The Call (10:11-12)
(2). The Rejection of Repentance by Israel - (Continued) - (10:13 - 11:7)
(3). The First Promise of Restoration (11:8-11)
(4). The Judgment - (Continued) - (11:12 - 13:13)
(5). The Second Promise of Restoration (13:14)
(6). The Judgment (13:15-16)
c). The LORD's Second Call to Repentance (14:1-9)
1 O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him,
Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
8 Ephraim shall say,
What have I to do any more with idols?
I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
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