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Hosea 9

Bell's Commentary on the BibleBell's Commentary

Verses 1-17

  1. CHAPTER 9
    1. A HABITUAL HARLOT! (1-9)
    2. Wiersbe said, “During the harvest season, prostitutes frequented the threshing floors, where the men slept to guard the grain.” (Warren Wiersbe; pg.33)
      1. Maybe that’s why Boaz was so shocked to find a woman at his feet when he was at the threshing floor(aka Ruth) “Now it happened at midnight that the man was startled, and turned himself; and there, a woman was lying at his feet. And he said, "Who are you?" So she answered, "I am Ruth, your maidservant.”
    3. SWEETNESS IN THE SAND! (10-17)
    4. (10) Q: How did God feel about Israel?
      1. You don’t find grapes in the desert…but if you did, they would sure be enjoyable.
      2. The first figs tasted especially good, as did Israel to their Lord.
      3. But now He’d likened them to: that 1 bad seed in a bag of sunflower seeds! – Or, to the brown spot on a banana! – Or, the gooey stuff on a sunny side up egg!
    5. (14) Hosea breaks into a prayer for them.
      1. But then he pauses(see dash) for he doesn’t know what God should give them?
      2. Then he asks, “What should you give them?”
      3. Then the only thing he thinks of is “childlessness” so the miseries of the day would be as limited as possible.
        1. The fruitful womb was always a blessing, but now the miscarrying womb would be a blessing.
      4. See Lk.23:26-31 – What did Jesus say on the Via Dolorosa?
Bibliographical Information
Bell, Brian. "Commentary on Hosea 9". "Bell's Commentary". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/cbb/hosea-9.html. 2017.
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