Essay about The One

868 Words Mar 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Nolan Muckenthaler
Bible 100E
Anderson Campbell
Reading Summary 6

Hosea 1-3, 11

The Lord told Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman and to have children with her. They had three kids the first a boy named named Jezreel, the second a daughter named Lo-Ruhamah, and the third was a boy named Lo-Ammi. All three having negative meanings about the land of Israel that God feels betrayed by. Hosea then becomes angered with the thought of his wife and her adultery. “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her, for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband…” (Hosea 1:2). Then the Lord basically says I will make her pay for her mistakes and she will know she is better off with you rather then her other men. The Lord then tells Hosea to go love his wife
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Some individuals may have felt a “calling” to be a prophet, similar to Moses encounter with the burning bush. The two main topics from the Old Testament Prophets according to the book are, the prophet’s rail against the worship of idols and the prophets bemoan the oppression of the poor and weak through economic injustice and inequity.

Ch. 16

A section of this chapter introduces us to a several known prophets. The first being Hosea. He faced a tough situation as a prophet when God wants him to marry an unfaithful woman and have children with her. He doubts if his children are his own because his wife is unfaithful. God is angry because his people have cheated him and he expects Hosea to unleash his angry among his people. Hosea does not deliver his message with anger the whole time, but rather tells them of God’s “constant devotion love for the people”. Micah is a second prophet introduced to us in the chapter. He is from a farming community named Moresheth. The town felt the effects of taxation and inequitable land use. Micah speaks highly of God to his people and assures them God is close to destroying both Samaria and Judah for the wrong doing to their land.

Ch. 17

The end of chapter 17 discusses how many kids and just people for that matter are wrong about the story of Jonah and the whale. For the most part the first three parts of the four-part story are correct. Jonah is swallowed by a giant fish for

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