(9 verses, 1:51 to read)
What I am about to READ
We Will Say No More “Our God” to the Work of our Hands
- 1-3: Hosea’s sermon on repentance. Summed up as, 1.) We’ve stumbled, 2.) Take away our iniquity for You, O Lord, save. Others can’t save me. I can’t save myself.
- 4-8: The Lord speaks beautiful gospel words. He heals, He loves, His anger is turned, He is the One who looks after you.
- 9: A final plea to hear these words. Be wise and discerning of what is true.
LEARN & MEDITATE
- It’s hard to say much more about this chapter than this: Do you see how the Lord speaks in Law and Gospel? He wounds, but only so that we can see how much our sin wounds us, how much our sin wounded His Son, and how much healing He has for us in those wounds, by those stripes, and through His Word. He is angry, but His anger is meant to drive us away from the path that causes us to stumble and onto the path where we hear, “My anger is turned away.” He desires for us to “say no more, ‘Our God,’ to the work of our hands,” as we look at the nail-pierced Hands through Whom we were created and see not only the work of His provision of our bodies now, but the work of His provision for our bodies and souls eternally.
- The Word “stumble” is repeated twice (1,9). What happens when we stumble again in our transgressions (vs. 9)? We repent (1-8). The life of the Christian in repentance is a wash, rinse, and repeat life.
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Christopher Stout, Pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Kannapolis, NC & Abundant Life Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC