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This forum IS NOT for debate or to correct each other, but to share our insights and observations. (Actually, I will be keeping a pretty tight rein on the comments section, and I will have the ability to block trolls, spammers or those who just want to stir the pot.)
Before you comment or read what I have posted, read today’s passages for yourself and complete your own S.O.A.P. exercise… (If you read mine first, it may taint what you think.)
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Click here for today’s reading: Hosea 2, 3, 4, 5; Hebrews 2
Here is my SOAP for today, Thursday, July 5, 2018
Hosea 2:8 “She [Israel] has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold—which they used for Baal.”
23 “I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’”
Hosea 3:5 “Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come tremblingto the Lord and to his blessings in the last days.”
Hosea 4:6 “…My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”
Hosea 5:15 “Then I will return to my lair until they have borne their guilt and seek my face— in their misery they will earnestly seek me.”
Hebrews 2:1 “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”
10 “In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.“
17 “For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
Such a harsh word of prophecy against Israel for their “prostitution”/rebellion. Yet God always gives the promise of redemption, he never leaves them/us without hope!
Jesus became human to suffer for us, to become a merciful high priest who understands our weaknesses.
Hebrews 2:1 “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” Good advice.
Lord, may your word ever be in my mind and in my heart and on my lips! Thank you for your word and for the sacrifice you made for me! It’s amazing that I can call you brother and friend… not just Lord and savior!