Wednesday, July 21, 2021

#REDChallenge | Week 29 | Day 202 | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | Hosea 8-14

 #REDChallenge | Week 29 | Day 202 | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | Hosea 8-14

Hosea 8

Hosea 9

Hosea 10

Hosea 11

Hosea 12

Hosea 13

Hosea 14

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Day 197 | Friday, July 16, 2021 | Isaiah 13-17

Day 198 | Saturday, July 17, 2021 | Isaiah 18-22

Day 199 | Sunday, July 18, 2021 | Isaiah 23-27

Day 200 | Monday, July 19, 2021 | 2 Kings 18:1-8; 2 Chronicles 29-31; Psalm 48

Day 201 | Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | Hosea 1-7

Day 202 | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | Hosea 8-14

Day 203 | Thursday, July 22, 2021 | Isaiah 28-30

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  1. 11‭-‬14 “Ephraim has built a lot of altars, and then uses them for sinning. Can you believe it? Altars for sinning! I write out my revelation for them in detail and they pretend they can’t read it. They offer sacrifices to me and then they feast on the meat. God is not pleased! I’m fed up—I’ll keep remembering their guilt. I’ll punish their sins and send them back to Egypt. Israel has forgotten his Maker and gotten busy making palaces. Judah has gone in for a lot of fortress cities. I’m sending fire on their cities to burn down their fortifications.”
    Hosea 8:11‭-‬14 MSG

  2. 14 Give it to them, God! But what? Give them a dried-up womb and shriveled breasts.
    Hosea 9:14 MSG

  3. 1‭-‬5 Ephraim, obsessed with god-fantasies, chases ghosts and phantoms. He tells lies nonstop, soul-destroying lies. Both Ephraim and Judah made deals with Assyria and tried to get an inside track with Egypt. God is bringing charges against Israel. Jacob’s children are hauled into court to be punished. In the womb, that heel, Jacob, got the best of his brother. When he grew up, he tried to get the best of God. But God would not be bested. God bested him. Brought to his knees, Jacob wept and prayed. God found him at Bethel. That’s where he spoke with him. God is God-of-the-Angel-Armies, God-Revealed, God-Known.
    Hosea 12:1‭-‬5 MSG

  4. 12‭-‬14 Are you going to repeat the life of your ancestor Jacob? He ran off guilty to Aram, Then sold his soul to get ahead, and made it big through treachery and deceit. Your real identity is formed through God-sent prophets, who led you out of Egypt and served as faithful pastors. As it is, Ephraim has continually and inexcusably insulted God. Now he has to pay for his life-destroying ways. His Master will do to him what he has done.
    Hosea 12:12‭-‬14 MSG

  5. 1‭-‬3 God once let loose against Ephraim a terrifying sentence against Israel: Caught and convicted in the lewd sex-worship of Baal—they died! And now they’re back in the sin business again, manufacturing god-images they can use, Religion customized to taste. Professionals see to it: Anything you want in a god you can get. Can you believe it? They sacrifice live babies to these dead gods— kill living babies and kiss golden calves! And now there’s nothing left to these people: hollow men, desiccated women, Like scraps of paper blown down the street, like smoke in a gusty wind.
    Hosea 13:1‭-‬3 MSG

  6. 4‭-‬6 “I’m still your God, the God who saved you out of Egypt. I’m the only real God you’ve ever known. I’m the one and only God who delivers. I took care of you during the wilderness hard times, those years when you had nothing. I took care of you, took care of all your needs, gave you everything you needed. You were spoiled. You thought you didn’t need me. You forgot me.
    Hosea 13:4‭-‬6 MSG

  7. 13‭-‬15 “When birth pangs signaled it was time to be born, Ephraim was too stupid to come out of the womb. When the passage into life opened up, he didn’t show. Shall I intervene and pull them into life? Shall I snatch them from a certain death? Who is afraid of you, Death? Who cares about your threats, Tomb? In the end I’m abolishing regret, banishing sorrow, Even though Ephraim ran wild, the black sheep of the family. 15‭-‬16 “God’s tornado is on its way, roaring out of the desert. It will devastate the country, leaving a trail of ruin and wreckage. The cities will be gutted, dear possessions gone for good. Now Samaria has to face the charges because she has rebelled against her God: Her people will be killed, babies smashed on the rocks, pregnant women ripped open.”
    Hosea 13:13‭-‬15 MSG

  8. 1‭-‬3 O Israel, come back! Return to your God! You’re down but you’re not out. Prepare your confession and come back to God. Pray to him, “Take away our sin, accept our confession. Receive as restitution our repentant prayers. Assyria won’t save us; horses won’t get us where we want to go. We’ll never again say ‘our god’ to something we’ve made or made up. You’re our last hope. Is it not true that in you the orphan finds mercy?”
    Hosea 14:1‭-‬3 MSG