The Lord Brings a Charge (Hosea 4:1-19)

THE LORD BRINGS A CHARGE

HOSEA 4:1-19

I. NO TRUTH (vs. 1-6)

    a. Hosea begins with a bold statement. How does this differ from what they had been listening to? __________

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    b. What is God’s assessment of Israel? __________________________________________________________

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    c. What are the symptoms of Israel’s apostasy? ___________________________________________________

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    d. What is Israel’s spiritual condition and who specifically does God indicate holds a major responsibility for that

    condition? _________________________________________________________________________________

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II. THEY HAVE CEASED OBEYING THE LORD (vs. 7-14)

    a. Has there been a steady progression for Israel? _________________________________________________

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    b. What will be the result when one “sets his heart on iniquity?” ______________________________________

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    c. What does he mean “like people like priest?” ____________________________________________________

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    d. Where were the people seeking counsel? _______________________________________________________

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    e. Why was God NOT going to punish the daughters or the brides? ____________________________________

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III. ISRAEL IS STUBBORN (vs. 15-19)

    a. What warning is included in this passage for Judah? ______________________________________________

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    b. What is the intent of “forage like a lamb in open country?” ________________________________________

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    c. For their idolatry what will become of Israel? ___________________________________________________

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IV. APPLICATION: How does this passage tell us God deals with rebellion and apostasy? ___________________

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Will He also judge our sins? (See 1 John 1:5-10, 3:4-10 _______________________________________________

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