Category Archives: Bible Journey

Reflections on Isaiah 1-3

Isaiah warns of coming judgment because of Judah’s sin, yet notes a coming day of blessing. Repent – God condemns Judah for their sin: their insincere religious activities, their idols, and their haughty pride. Are you guilty of any of … Continue reading

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Isaiah 1-6: Of God and Men

(1, 3, 5) What is God’s diagnosis of Israel in 1:2-15? What further sins does God point out? 1:21-23 – 3: 9, 11, 13-17 – 5:8-12, 18-23 – What does God call Israel to do, and what would be the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Joel 3

Joel speaks of the final Day of the Lord when the nations will be judged, and God’s blessings will fall on his people. Judgment – God’s judgment will fall upon the nations because of their sins. Will his judgment fall … Continue reading

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Reflections on Joel 1-2

Joel speaks five times of the Day of the Lord in his book – a day of judgment followed by blessing.  The Day of the Lord is both past (locust invasion), coming soon (through a coming army), and future (at … Continue reading

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Joel 1-3: The Day of the Lord

(1) What kind of army has come upon Judah (v4), and what are the results? How does Joel call them to respond in v3?  How does Joel call them to respond in v5, 8, 11, & 13-14? Why are these … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hosea 11-14

God will judge Israel for their sin. Judgment – God will judge Israel for their sins. Assyria will come against them, and Israel will fall.  God hates sin.  Do you?  Do you take it seriously?  What sin in your life … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hosea 8-10

Hosea is called to illustrate in his own life Israel’s unfaithfulness and God’s love. Righteousness or Iniquity – Hosea calls Israel to sow and reap righteousness and love, but instead they sow and reap iniquity and injustice (10:12-13). What are … Continue reading

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Hosea 8-14: A Call To Return

(8-13) What words, phrases, and pictures does Hosea use to describe Israel’s sin? 8:1 – 9:1, 10 – 10:1-2, 13 – 12:1, 7-8 – 13:2 – In what ways are we tempted to follow Israel’s example? What “fruit of lies” … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hosea 4-7

God wants Israel to seek and know Him, but they have turned away and refuse to return. Sin – Hosea recounts some of their sin in 4: 2. They swear, lie, murder, steal, and commit adultery. The latter three you … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hosea 1-3

Hosea is called to illustrate in his own life Israel’s unfaithfulness and God’s love. Unfaithfulness – Hosea marries a wife who is unfaithful – a vivid picture of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God. In what ways can we be unfaithful to … Continue reading

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