O Israel, You are Destroyed (Hosea 13: 1-16)

O ISRAEL, YOU ARE DESTROYED

HOSEA 13:1-16

I. BEFORE AND AFTER (vs. 1-3)

     a. What happened when Ephraim “spoke trembling?” ___________________________________________________

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     b. What happened when he started worshipping Baal? __________________________________________________

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     c. How is verse 1 comparable to 1 Peter 5:6-7? ________________________________________________________

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     d. Sin that is not repented will lead to more sin. Why is this true? __________________________________________

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     e. Ultimately, what is the end of those who trust in idols? ________________________________________________

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I. KNEW YOU (vs. 4-11)

    a. Why does God state “I am the Lord your God” and not “I was the Lord your God” in verse 4? __________________

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    b. Why should verse 4 have been familiar to Israel? ______________________________________________________

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    c. Verses 6-8 ought to remind us of the cycles in Judges. When did Israel forget God? ___________________________

     _____________________________________________________________________________________Judges 3:7-8)

    d. Was Israel to find help in any of their kings? __________________________________________________________

     If not them then Who? _____________________________________________________________________________

III. DELIVERANCE…BUT NOT YET (vs. 12-16)

    a. What was Ephraim doing with their sin? _____________________________________________________________

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    b. Why does Hosea use the symbolic language like “a woman in childbirth” to describe the impending judgment? ____

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    c. Verse 14 speaks of God redeeming from death. How does Paul interpret this in 1 Corinthians 15:54-55? __________

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    d. God is explicit in the judgment to come upon Ephraim. Why is it so severe? ________________________________

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IV. APPLICATION: Based on the horrible price to be paid for sin and the great price paid by Christ for our sin why must

we never treat sin lightly? _____________________________________________________________________________

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