They Do Not Return To The Lord (Hosea 7:1-16)

THEY DO NOT RETURN TO THE LORD

HOSEA 7:1-16

*Some believe Hosea’s use of “baker imagery” reveals his vocation…???

I. I REMEMBER… (vs. 1-7)

    a. What was God’s desire for Ephraim? ________________________________________________________________

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    b. What prevented God from His desire? _______________________________________________________________

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    c. What was Ephraim (Israel) forgetting in verse 2? ______________________________________________________

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    d. How extensive were their sins? ____________________________________________________________________

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    e. What is the symbolic meaning in the heat of the baker’s oven? ___________________________________________

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II. THEY CALL TO EGYPT (vs. 8-12)

    a. What foolish thing did Ephraim do in verse 8? _________________________________________________________

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    b. “Ephraim is a cake unturned” what is the significance of this statement?_____________________________________

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    c. Where did Ephraim look for help? ___________________________________________________________________

    Where should they have looked for help? _______________________________________________________________

    d. What will await Ephraim when they chase after worldly helpers? __________________________________________

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III. THEY REBEL AGAINST ME (vs. 13-16)

    a. In what ways did Ephraim rebel against God? __________________________________________________________

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    b. In what ways did God reach out to Ephraim? __________________________________________________________

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    c. What do you think a “treacherous bow” would be like? __________________________________________________

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    d. Why will their princes fall by the sword? ______________________________________________________________

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IV. APPLICATION: Egypt is symbolic of slavery and suffering in the prophetic literature to include the pursuit of worldly

answers apart from God. Can we make the error of looking to “Egypt” instead of God? _____________________________

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