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Hosea 2:6-7

Hosea 2:6-7

  Hosea 2:6-7, “Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths. She shall pursue her lovers but not overtake them, and she shall seek them but shall not find them. Then she shall say, ‘I will go and return

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Hosea 2:15

Hosea 2:15

  Hosea 2:15, “…and I will make the Valley of Achor (“trouble”) a door of hope.” If we are in the One whose death has become glory in the light of His resurrection, then all of our “Valleys of Achor/Trouble” are pervaded by—and so become pathways to—hope. Long Thoughts:In Joshua 7:22-26, we see the stoning

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Hosea 11:3

Hosea 11:3

Hosea 11:3, “…they did not know that I healed them.” + Isaiah 53:5   As I was reading yesterday, I was struck by the poignancy of Hosea 11:3 in light of the cross.  In the context, YHWH is talking about His persistent care for the people of Israel and that—despite His centuries of nurturing, healing,

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