Author Archives: Robert Bronkema

November 23, 2019: Day 70 – Zephaniah 1

Zephaniah is described in vs.1 as the son of Cushi.  It is thought that the term Cushi comes from the word Cushite which is to us Ethiopian.  We find in this book of the Bible that Ethiopia comes to the … Continue reading

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November 22, 2019: Day 69 – Hosea 14

Finally we get a picture of restoration.  It looks like we have a vision of what things will be when things get back to the way that God wants them to be.  The first word of this chapter is the … Continue reading

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November 21, 2019: Day 68 – Hosea 13

Remember that the only reason why Israel received a king in the first place was that they asked that God would appoint to them a king who would rule over them.  God did not really want that, it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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November 20, 2019: Day 67 – Hosea 12

It looks like the offending parties in these few chapters are Egypt and Assyria who end up taking the people into captivity.  Egypt was more of a historical remembrance of being in captivity since it was Babylon and Assyria who … Continue reading

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November 19, 2019: Day 66 – Hosea 11

While we read about the unfaithfulness of Israel, we begin to see something turn around with a promise that the Lion will roar and when that happens, then his cubs will come back to him from wherever it may have … Continue reading

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November 18, 2019: Day 65 – Hosea 10

Hosea begins by thinking back on glory days.  Speaking of… The author speaks about the way in which Israel had grown, like a “luxuriant vine.”  But this reminiscing comes to a quick conclusion, actually it is only one verse, and … Continue reading

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November 17, 2019: Day 64 – Hosea 9

We find ourselves once again with the image of the prophet marrying the prostitute and the impact that had upon his life which was to be a metaphor for God and the people of Israel.  The unfaithfulness of the people … Continue reading

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November 16, 2019: Day 63 – Hosea 8

Once again we read about the infidelity of the people of God.  We see a flashback to the time when the people of Israel, fresh from being set free from slavery in Egypt, how they turned on Moses and made … Continue reading

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November 15, 2019: Day 62 – Hosea 7

The metaphor which repeats itself in these Scriptures is that of heat which is brought to a high temperature because of the consistent misdeeds performed by the people of God.  The entire chapter is a castigation against the people of … Continue reading

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November 14, 2019: Day 61 – Hosea 6

There are some references in this chapter of Hosea to the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Look at vs.2 where we read that on the third day he will raise us up.  It reminds me of the song below. … Continue reading

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