Family Resources for Bishop's Year of the Bible: Week 49

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 31st, 2021
10:12 Hosea
“Sow for yourselves justice, reap the reward of loyalty; Break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the LORD, till he comes and rains justice upon you.”

  • I wonder what reward is for those who are faithful and loyal.

Monday, November 1st, 2021
11:4 Hosea
"I drew them with human cords, with bands of love; I fostered them like those who raise an infant to their cheeks; I bent down to feed them." 

  • I wonder what it is like to be raised like an infant to a cheek by God.
  • I wonder how God feeds us.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
11:9 Hosea
"I will not give vent to my blazing anger; I will not destroy Ephraim again.
For I am God and not a man, the Holy One present among you; I will not come in wrath"

  • God will come in love and not in wrath, I wonder about the presence and holiness of the Holy one among us.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
12:6 Hosea
"The LORD is the God of hosts, the LORD is his name! 7 You must return to your God. Maintain loyalty   and justice and always hope in your God."

  • I wonder what is hope in God. 

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
13:4 Hosea
"I, the LORD, am your God, since the land of Egypt; Gods apart from me you do not know,
there is no savior but me."

  • I wonder God said, “I am your God.”

Friday, November 5th, 2021
14:10 Hosea
"Who is wise enough to understand these things? Who is intelligent enough to know them?
Straight are the paths of the LORD, the just walk in them, but sinners stumble in them."

  • I wonder what the straight paths of the Lord, I wonder if we are on the straight path.


The Book of Revelation
We are now beginning The Book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible! The book of Revelation gives us a view of scripture we have not yet seen. It is written with symbolic language and imagery. John is on the Island of Patmos and has visions he shares to enlighten the reader to the Glory of God. God speaks to us through these words and shows us how to remain with him until the end of time. How to keep Hope in Christ's Final victory over death when He will come again in all His Glory. A time when God will be all in all. A time when there will be a new heaven and a new earth. All will be in communion subject to Him. We ponder through these words of radiance and wonder what this time will be like when all are in the full presence of God forever. 

Saturday, November 6th, 2021
Revelation 1:5b-6, 8 

"to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, to him be glory and power forever and ever. Amen. 8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “the one who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (v.5b)

  • I wonder about God’s kingdom and what role we have that brings God Glory.
  • I wonder about the names of God, the Alpha the Omega and the Almighty. What do these names tell us of God.