Friday, June 19, 2009

The Prophets

We have started to get into the prophets and this stuck out to me:

"The days of punishment are coming,
the days of reckoning are at hand.
Let Israel know this.
Because your sins are so many
and you hostility so great,
the prophet is considered a fool,
the inspired man a maniac.
The prophet, along with my God,
is the watchmen over Ephraim,
yet snares await him on all his paths,
and hostility in house of his God."

Hosea 9

Sometimes people think that the prophets are speaking to sinners or the world, but the prophets were sent to God's people because they had sinned. As we'll see with Jeremiah and others, Israel didn't listen to the one God had sent. Is it possible there are people we don't listen to today? Not necessarily prophets predicting the future, but people who describe things that need to change. Like here in Hosea, is there any 'hostility in the house of his God?'

1 comment:

Lisa Nguyen said...

When I read Chrono yesterday & today, I was thinking to myself: wow, God was angry and serious with these words. How can anyone hear this and still disobey him?

But with that said, and back to what you said Justin...I'm sure there are people God puts in my life that he uses to give me direction and I don't follow their instruction either, much less take it into consideration at times. So, to make the long story short, this whole time reading I was thinking to myself how dare they disobey the prophets (or actually, God); when geez, in actuality, how dare III disobey God?

Thanks for your thoughts Justin