Family Resources for Bishop's Year of the Bible: Week 48

The Book of the Prophet Hosea
God’s first commandment given to us is to Love God with all our heart. God compares His love for us like a husband to a wife. The book of Hosea shows us how to be faithful to God, just as a husband and wife should be faithful to each other. God uses this example to show how He loves us. We stray away from God sometimes and lose faith, we become unfaithful. God is always there ready to forgive us when we are truly sorry for our sin. God will always remain faithful to us.

Sunday, October 24rd, 2021
2:1 Hosea
"The number of the Israelites will be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor counted. Instead of being told, 'You are Not-My-People,' They will be called, 'Children of the living God.'" (v.1)

  • I wonder what it means to be a Child of God.

Monday, October 25th, 2021
3:5 Hosea
"Afterward the Israelites will turn back and seek the LORD, their God, and David, their king; 
They will come trembling to the LORD and to his bounty, in the last days."

  • I wonder how we turn back to God after we sin.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
4:16 Hosea
"For like a stubborn cow, Israel is stubborn; Will the LORD now pasture them, like lambs in a broad meadow?"

  • I wonder can we be stubborn with God, 
  • I wonder do we do what God wants or do we do what we want. 

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
5:3 Hosea
"Let us know, let us strive to know the LORD; as certain as the dawn is his coming. He will come to us like the rain, like spring rain that waters the earth."

  • I wonder how the Lord comes to us like rain.

Thursday, October 28th, 2021
6:11-7:1 Hosea
"When I would have restored the fortunes of my people" (v.6:11) "when I would have healed Israel,
God has such great power." (v.7:1)

  • I wonder is there anything he cannot restore or heal.
  • I wonder what we might ask him to heal in us.

Friday, October 29th, 2021
8:1 Hosea
"Put the trumpet to your lips! One like an eagle* is over the house of the LORD! Because they have violated my covenant, and rebelled against my law"

  • I wonder how we can keep Gods laws.

Saturday, October 30th, 2021
9:16 Hosea
"Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up; they will bear no fruit."

  • I wonder what it means to bear fruit to the world.
  • I wonder if we are fruitful.