The reading for Monday, September 25, 2023, is Joel 3 - Amos 2

Joel 3 - Amos 2   Where does Joel come from all of the sudden? In Amos, it seems to me that the Lord has seen what all countries have done and will treat them accordingly. 

The reading for Sunday, September 24, 2023, is Hosea 12- Joel 2

Hosea 12- Joel 2   Walk in the ways of the Lord.  Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved!! God will pour out his Spirit!!  We will prophecy and have dreams!!

The reading for Saturday, September 23, 2023, is Hosea 9 - 11

Hosea 9 - 11   The Lord continues to call with love even while, or maybe after, meting out punishment for idolatry. 

The reading for Friday, September 22, 2023, is Hosea 6 - 8

Hosea 6 - 8   When it talks of the calf of Samaria, I'm thinking that's related to the calf that Aaron made way back when. When Moses comes down from the mountain then, it sounds like he puts an end to the calf. Here it looks like some continued to worship a calf. 

The reading for Thursday, September 21, 2023 , is Hosea 3 - 5

Hosea 3 - 5   So, is Hosea getting back Gomer his wife or is this a different woman entirely?  I find myself wondering if the sin of idolatry is related to the sin of pride? Both seem prominent sins to me. Perhaps, the sin of pride is making ourselves the idol while the sin of idolatry is having something/anything in the place where God should be.   Throughout the old testament, it seems to me that God compares idolatry to prostituting one's self. 

The reading for Wednesday, September 20, 2023, is Daniel 12 - Hosea 2

Daniel 12 - Hosea 2   I always think it's interesting that God tells Hosea to marry a prostitute. Shouldn't this woman have been stoned according to the law?