Israel Knows! (Hosea 9:1-17)

ISRAEL KNOWS!

HOSEA 9:1-17

I. THEY ARE GONE (vs. 1-6)

    a. What does the Lord identify as Israel’s sin? ____________________________________________________________
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    b. Why does God choose to connect His judgment against Israel to the grain and wine? __________________________

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    c. Again we see Egypt mentioned as part of God’s judgment against Israel. Why? _______________________________

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    d. God tells Israel that they will not participate in the sacrifices any more. What will they do with the only bread they

    have? ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    e. Symbolically, what does verse 6 tell us? _______________________________________________________________

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II. DAYS OF PUNISHMENT (vs. 7-14)

    a. What does he mean, “Israel knows?” _________________________________________________________________

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    b. In verse 8 the watchman is compared with the prophet. Which belongs to God and how do you know?____________

    ___________________________________________________________________________(see Ezekiel 3:17, Jer. 6:17)

    c. Gibeah refers to a very dark time in Israel when Benjamites in this town mimicked Sodom (Gen 19:4-6)in Lot’s time

    (see Judges 19:22, chs. 19-20). Why would God now compare Israel with Gibeah and why is it valid? _______________

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    d. The reference to Baal Peor reaches back into Israel’s history to their first taste of Baal worship. (Numbers 25:3) What

    will be Ephraim’s punishment? ________________________________________________________________________

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III. THEY SHALL RETURN TO EGYPT (vs. 15-17)

    a. As Gibeah is symbolic of the moral corruption, Baal Peor is symbolic of her religious corruption, and Gilgal is a symbolic

    of her idolatry. In this progression of sin what is the lesson? ________________________________________________

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    b. Does this passage offer any hope for Israel? __________________________________________________________

    c. Why does God cast them away? ____________________________________________________________________

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IV. APPLICATION: How could Israel have prevented this calamity? ___________________________________________

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