“The Son’s obedience was as Redeemer, because He was Son, not in order to be Son,” (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, July 19).
Hosea 10:3 (HCSB) In fact, they are now saying, “We have no king! For we do not fear the Lord. What can a king do for us?”
People expect kings to do stuff for them, yet isn’t the king above rebuke and the people supposed to be for the king?
Who really has the power? The king or the servant? God, or course, but as Oswald Chambers pointed out today, God doesn’t use His power to make us servants that obey His bidding. He always gives choice.
Hosea 10:5 (HCSB) The residents of Samaria will have anxiety over the calf of Beth-aven.
What is it with golden calves?
Ephraim is a well-trained calf that loves to thresh, but I will place a yoke on her fine neck. I will harness Ephraim; Judah will plow; Jacob will do the final plowing. (12) Sow righteousness for yourselves and reap faithful love; break up your unplowed ground. It is time to seek the Lord until He comes and sends righteousness on you like the rain.
Reap what you sow.
Break up your unplowed ground. What unplowed ground do you have in your heart?
Hosea 10:13-14 (HCSB) You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice;
you have eaten the fruit of lies.
Because you have trusted in your own way
and in your large number of soldiers,
14 the roar of battle will rise against your people,
and all your fortifications will be demolished
in a day of war, like Shalman’s destruction of Beth-arbel.
Mothers will be dashed to pieces
along with their children.
July 19, 2020