Have they been fulfilled yet? Dispensationalists use passages like these where God makes these types of promises to Israel to base their belief in a literal future kingdom where Israel will occupy the land in peace and experience the blessings of God. The Symptoms of the Problem How do we know if we have the same problem that Jeroboam had - that Jehu had - that all of Israel had?
Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers 15 Israel. He returns to the symbolic use of the word "whoredom"; and Judah is exhorted not to participate Hosea his harlot the idolatries of Gilgal or the calves of Bethel. There are three different places named Gilgal mentioned in Joshua Joshua 4: The Gilgal here referred to is the first of these, which Joshua for a considerable time had made his head-quarters.
In the days of Samuel it acquired some importance as a place for sacrificial worship and the dispensation of justice. Bethel had a grand history.
But Hosea and Amos call it by the altered name Beth-aven house of vanity, or idolsinstead of Bethel house of God.
Pulpit Commentary Verses From proximity to those idolatries and debaucheries so prevalent in this northern kingdom, and from the corruption at least of the court in the southern kingdom during the reigns of Joram, Ahaziah, and Ahaz, Judah was in danger; and hence the prophet turned aside, with words of earnest warning, to the sister kingdom not to involve herself in the same or similar guilt.
Rashi's brief comment here is, "Let not the children of Judah learn their ways. From a solemn warning in general terms, he proceeds to a specific prohibition.
The prohibition forbids pilgrimages to places of idol-worship, such as Gilgal and Bethaven; it also forbids a profession of Jehovah-worship to be made by persons inclined to idolatrous practices.
Gilgal, now the village of Jiljilia, which had been a school of the prophets in the days of Elijah and Elisha, had, as we may rightly infer from passages in Hoses and Amos, become a seat of idolatrous worship.
The Hebrew interpreters confound the Gilgal here referred to with the still more renowned Gilgal between Jericho and the Jordan, where Joshua circumcised the people a second time, and celebrated the Passover, and where, manna failing, the people ate of the old corn of the land.
Because at Gilgal the sanctuary was at the first when they entered the land; therefore when they went to worship idols they built high places there for the idols. But with respect to the tribe of Judah, what need has it to go to Gilgal and to leave the house of the sanctuary which is in their own cities?
Judah was to eschew those places so perilous to purity of worship; also a practice hypocritical in its nature and highly dangerous in its tendency, namely, confessing Jehovah with the lips, and by a solemn act of attestation indicative of adherence to his worship, but belying that confession by complicity in idolatrous practices, like the peoples who "worshipped Jehovah, but served their own gods.
This would lead to disorder and sin. Thus men prepare scourges for themselves, and vice is spread through a people. Let not Judah come near the idolatrous worship of Israel. For Israel was devoted to idols, and must now be let alone. When sinners cast off the easy yoke of Christ, they go on in sin till the Lord saith, Let them alone.
Then they receive no more warnings, feel no more convictions: Satan takes full possession of them, and they ripen for destruction.
It is a sad and sore judgment for any man to be let alone in sin. Those who are not disturbed in their sin, will be destroyed for their sin.
May we be kept from this awful state; for the wrath of God, like a strong tempest, will soon hurry impenitent sinners into ruin.Children of Hosea's marriage. The whole result of his family history was included in this divinely ordered plan.
Pulpit Commentary. Verse 2. - The beginning of the word of the Lord by (literally, though before marriage a harlot, was afterwards reformed; but this is directly contrary to Hosea and besides, the children born of her.
Matthew ESV / 11 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you.
Book of Mormon Lesson Summaries. Lesson 1. The Keystone of Our Religion This lesson discusses the importance of the Book of Mormon as the keystone of our religion. The Book of Hosea is one of the books of the Hebrew Bible.
According to the traditional order of most Hebrew Bibles, hence Israel is symbolized by a harlot who violates the obligations of marriage to her husband. Second, Hosea and his wife, Gomer, have a son. God commands that the son be named Jezreel.
Gomer and Hosea. A Prophecy of the Western Church? A study by Gavin Finley MD ph-vs.com Feb. Image used by permission of Christian dramatist Anita Gutschick. God's Charges Against Israel 11 Promiscuity, wine, and new wine take away understanding.
12 My people consult their wooden idols, and their divining rods inform them. For a spirit of prostitution leads them astray and they have played the harlot against their God.
13 They sacrifice on the mountaintops and burn offerings on the hills, under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is.