One of the sure things about history is that it repeats itself. I am writing a commentary on the Book of Hosea. Let's look at a few verses in chapter 7 and see if anything seems current and familiar.
(7:4) They are all adulterers; they are like a heated oven whose baker ceases to stir the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened
(7:8) Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
( 7:11) Ephraim is like a dove, silly and without sense, calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.
(7:16) They return, but not upward; they are like a treacherous bow;
WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN?
In Hosea chapter 7, there are four charges made against Israel and their wrong direction in the areas of their morals, their politics, and their religion.
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Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.