Home » Sermons » Sermon Recordings 2013-08-04am The Heart of God
formats

Sermon Recordings 2013-08-04am The Heart of God

Published on 4 August, 2013 by in Sermons
Jackie Barker

Jackie Barker

2013-08-04am The Heart of God CLICK HERE to download

[audio:http://www.mediafire.com/download/utcu93gc6uqg4lq/20130804am-Jackie-TheHeartOfGod.mp3|autostart=no]

Hosea 11:1-11

God’s love for Israel

11 ‘When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called my son.
2 But the more they were called,
the more they went away from me.
They sacrificed to the Baals
and they burned incense to images.
3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
taking them by the arms;
but they did not realise
it was I who healed them.
4 I led them with cords of human kindness,
with ties of love.
To them I was like one who lifts
a little child to the cheek,
and I bent down to feed them.

5 ‘Will they not return to Egypt
and will not Assyria rule over them
because they refuse to repent?
6 A sword will flash in their cities;
it will devour their false prophets
and put an end to their plans.
7 My people are determined to turn from me.
Even though they call me God Most High,
I will by no means exalt them.

8 ‘How can I give you up, Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, Israel?
How can I treat you like Admah?
How can I make you like Zeboyim?
My heart is changed within me;
all my compassion is aroused.
9 I will not carry out my fierce anger,
nor will I devastate Ephraim again.
For I am God, and not a man –
the Holy One among you.
I will not come against their cities.
10 They will follow the Lord;
he will roar like a lion.
When he roars,
his children will come trembling from the west.
11 They will come from Egypt,
trembling like sparrows,
from Assyria, fluttering like doves.
I will settle them in their homes,’
declares the Lord.

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments