Hosea 9:1-4

Rejoice not, O Israel!
    Exult not like the peoples;
for you have played the whore, forsaking your God.
    You have loved a prostitute’s wages
    on all threshing floors.
Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them,
    and the new wine shall fail them.
They shall not remain in the land of the Lord,
    but Ephraim shall return to Egypt,
    and they shall eat unclean food in Assyria.

They shall not pour drink offerings of wine to the Lord,
    and their sacrifices shall not please him.
It shall be like mourners’ bread to them;
    all who eat of it shall be defiled;
for their bread shall be for their hunger only;
    it shall not come to the house of the Lord.

One response to “Hosea 9:1-4

  1. When I turn from God’s plan, and His protection, He doesn’t take delight even when I try to make sacrifices. My religious acts, or acts of worship, when I am living in rebellion, are rejected by Him and cause Him anger. Obedience is better than sacrifice.

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