Hosea 5

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Hosea 5 has the prophet calling out the leaders for the situation that Israel is in – deep in sin.  “Hear this, O priests”!  No sugar coating.  No, let’s take accountability for our sin collectively.  God saw the sinful state of the nation of Israel and makes it clear it will not be tolerated.  He saw that it had happened because the leaders did not lead in a godly way. It would be tempting for the priests to blame the people, but it was really the fault of the spiritual leadership (priests) and political leadership (house of Israel) of the nation.  The people are like sheep that merely follow those in charge.  That’s not an excuse, but God holds leaders to a higher standard.

Sin is a personal choice.  We can be influenced in many ways.  By others individually, by the culture, by an ungodly worldview, by the…

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