Saturday, April 6, 2013

Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma│Hosea│Lesson 2, April 6-12



Read for This Week’s Study: Hos. 7:11, 12; 10:11–13Matt. 11:28–30; Rom. 5:8; 1 Pet. 2:24; Hosea 14.

Memory Text: “But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always” (Hosea 12:6, NIV).

Key Thought: Hosea reveals more of God’s love for His wayward people.

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A common way in which biblical authors talk about God’s love relationship with His people is by using metaphors. A metaphor conveys something profound about a lesser known subject through something that is already known or familiar. Metaphors are symbols, used to explain something other than themselves.

The two most commonly used biblical metaphors regarding God’s relationship with His people are husband-wife and parent-child metaphors. Last week we looked at the husband-wife metaphor. This week we will look into a few more of Hosea’s metaphors, the most dominant of which is, indeed, the parent-child one.

Hosea used metaphors for the same reasons that Jesus taught in parables: First, to explain truths about God through the familiar things of life; second, to impress on people’s minds important spiritual principles that could be applied in everyday existence 
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► Author: Zdravko Stefanovic, (Licence en Théologie, Saleve Adventist University, M.A., Ph.D., Andrews University) was born in Bosnia, in southern Europe. He completed his education in Croatia, France, and the United States, specializing in biblical languages and interpretation. Teaches Biblical Studies at Adventist University of Health Sciences in Orlando, Florida. He is married to Bozana, a math professor, and they have two sons. The family treasures fond memories of their 12-year mission service in East Asia and also of their 12 years of teaching at Walla Walla University.


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3 comments:

  1. NEW ENGLAND - THEN AND NOW

    (inspired by the Boston bombing)


    THEN - Puritans, following God's laws,
    start the greatest nation ever.

    NOW - Impure-itans, perverting God's laws,
    lead in destroying the greatest nation ever.

    (For more hechos, Google "God to
    Same-Sexers: Hurry Up" and "The
    Background Obama Can't Cover Up.")

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  3. JOHN DOE AND HIS JUDGMENT?
    Have men been given the authority to judge John Doe? Is John Doe's eternal destiny the responsibility of man's judgment? Some believe they have that authority.

    1. John Doe was a good man, he loved his family, was faithful to his wife, never mistreated his children, and never took the first drink of alcohol. John gave money to the poor and visited the sick. John never confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior. John Doe was an unbeliever. Men have made the judgment that he will go to heaven because he was a good man.

    Ephesians 2:8:9 For by grace you have beensaved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
    John 8:24 'Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He you will die in yours sins.

    Is it right to pass judgment on John Doe and send him to heaven? No it is not!

    2. John Doe confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior on his deathbed, however, he did not have time to be baptized in water. Men say, John is in heaven because he ran out of time.

    Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Have men been given the power to determine that John Doe will be in heaven even though he failed to meet God's requirements for the forgiveness of his sins? Should men pass judgment on John Doe and send him to heaven? No they should not.

    3. John Doe became a Christian forty years ago, however, for the last thirty years John has been an unrepentant fornicator, a drunkard, a homosexual, and a thief. Men say, John died without repenting of those sins and is now in heaven. They say, he is in heaven because he was saved and once saved always saved.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators....nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves....nor drunkards...will inherit the the kingdom of God.

    Do men have jurisdiction over the entrance to the kingdom of God? Can men pass judgment on unrepentant sinners, like John Doe, and send them to heaven? No they cannot.

    CAN MEN PASS JUDGMENT ON THE JOHN DOES OF THIS WORLD AND SEND THEM TO HEAVEN?

    Proverbs 16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

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