Northern Israel's continued rebellion threatens their covenant with God, but God sends Hosea to warn them of coming judgement and compel them to repent.
Northern Israel's continued rebellion threatens their covenant with God, but God sends Hosea to compel them to repent.
King Jeroboam II, one of the worst kings in Israel's history, grew apathetic and allowed idol worship to run amok in the nation, opening the doorway for Israelites to cheat, steal, and even murder each other on a constant basis. Growing cold and distant, they had forgotten about knowing God as their intimate first love, ushering in a disaster that would imminently strike through Assyria's siege. But God does not forget Israel even in their self-destruction, and he teaches us that love is the strongest force of all, even over sin.