Hosea 8:11-14

11 Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sinning,
    they have become to him altars for sinning.
12 Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands,
    they would be regarded as a strange thing.
13 As for my sacrificial offerings,
    they sacrifice meat and eat it,
    but the Lord does not accept them.
Now he will remember their iniquity
    and punish their sins;
    they shall return to Egypt.
14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker
    and built palaces,
and Judah has multiplied fortified cities;
    so I will send a fire upon his cities,
    and it shall devour her strongholds.

One response to “Hosea 8:11-14

  1. They forgot and forsook God and made strongholds and places of comfort for themselves. In my life, this looks like leaning on my own choices, pursuing my lusts and pleasure over serving others, and in finding security in what my job and efforts provide. I can get sidetracked into laying up treasure for myself on earth. I need God’s patience and gentle care with me because of these sins that I keep falling into.

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