Where Is Hope?

Where Is Hope?

I struggled to see how I would cope Psalm 53:1-6 Reference: Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad! (Psalm 53:6 NIV) Explore: There are only a few times in my life where I struggled to have hope in the future….

Danger Ahead

Danger Ahead

It had been a long day and I was keen to arrive Hosea 4:1-19 Reference: The Israelites are stubborn, like a stubborn heifer. How then can the Lord pasture them like lambs in a meadow? (Hosea 4:16 NIV) Explore: Last weekend I was driving through country Victoria to visit my mother. It was 9 o’clock…

A Dodgy Purchase

A Dodgy Purchase

Every day when I see them I get angry and disappointed that we did not get what we paid for. Hosea 3:1-5 Reference: So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley. (Hosea 3:2 NIV) Explore: I am really disappointed with our kitchen stools. Our boys…

Rebellious Teenager

Rebellious Teenager

I won’t deny it, they were tough years. Hosea 2:1-23 Reference: She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.’ (Hosea 2:7 NIV)…

Running On Empty

Running On Empty

When I’m having to push the paste from the very bottom you can be assured that I apply it very sparingly. Hosea 1:1-11 Reference: Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Call him Jezreel, because I will soon punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. (Hosea…

Check Your References

Check Your References

When he asked me what kind of challenge my friend would bring to him I decided to be brutally honest. Psalm 52:1-9 Reference: For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good. (Psalm 52:9 NIV)…

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