July 03, 2012
185 - Israel taken captive
Hosea 13: 9-16 Final judgment of Israel.
Hosea 14: 1-3 Hosea's plea
Hosea 14: 4-9 Israel's restoration Let the wise understand these things, and whoever is insightful recognize them. For the ways of the Lord are right, and the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
2 Kings 17: 5 & 18: 9 Samaria besieged
2 Kings 17;6 & 18: 10-11 Israel's taken captive
2 Kings 17: 7-23 & 18: 12 Reasons for Israel's downfall.
This disaster happened because the people of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt and because they had worshipped other gods. The Israelites secretly did what was not right against the Lord their God.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3
18:12 Because they did not listen to the voice of the Lord their God but violated His covenant - all He had commanded Moses the servant of the Lord. They did not listen, and they did not obey.
Psalm 0: 1-19 Prayer for Israel's restoration
THE FALL OF ISRAEL 721 BC
Isaiah 21: 1-10 A vision of Babylon's fall
9. Look riders come - horsemen in pairs. And he answered, saying, "Babylon has fallen, has fallen, all the idols of her gods have been shattered on the ground"..My downtrodden and threshed people, I have declared to you what I have heard from the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel.
Proverbs 2: 11-12 Do not despise the Lord's instruction, my son, and do not loathe His discipline; for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, just as a father, the son he delights in.