A beautifully written article about Jobs daughters from Anne Mackie Morelli. Job gave his daughters a legacy much grander then simple economics and mere beauty. He sought to emulate his God and celebrate their innate worth.
There is scripture that speaks to how we celebrate the coming of the messiah. Could this relate to Christmas?
This is the last chapter of Hosea, and so full of hope! God is represented as dew and shadow for the budding spirit within us.
Another glimpse into Gods wrath against sin. We have a chance to hope in God, or turn on Him in our suffering. What will we chose?
Kind of a confusing chapter. When you dig in you can really see the beauty of Hope in God. Our strength leads us where we shouldn't go.
The Shulamite is a wonderful example of the romantic depth we can have as humans, and the beauty of Christ's passion for the church.
The focus of this chapter is the love of the Father for His children and the wieght of their sinful acts.
Hosea is a book of warning of judgement of sin, yet throughout you see the message of hope that God has for all that would "break up the fallow ground".
I guess this is what happens when you go on vacation. Even with the best of intentions you end up two days late on your posts!! So here it is. Chapter 8, two days late. As has been with Hosea the text is talking about judgement and retribution. But, as I have so far, I'm... Continue Reading →
Why do we make such rigid rules for things like being in God's word? Are we comfortable thinking outside the box?
This chapter points to the different ways we encounter God. And, most importantly, how He wants us to come to Him.
So, after the last chapter we are left with a little puzzle. How do we get from condemnation for unfaithfulness to wooing and healing of relationship? How do we get from Not My People, and No Mercy, to My People and My God? It seems like an abrupt leap. I would warent that it's intended... Continue Reading →
Hosea's prophecy if a beautiful moving masterpiece of prophetic symbolism. The passion of redemption in chapter two cannot be overlooked.