One son and now a daughter.
Hosea 1:6-7 – She conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the LORD said to him, “Name her ‘No Pity’ (Lo-Ruhamah) because I will no longer have pity on the nation of Israel. For I will certainly not forgive their guilt. But I will have pity on the nation of Judah. I will deliver them by the LORD their God; I will not deliver them by the warrior’s bow, by sword, by military victory, by chariot horses, or by chariots.”
I will have no pity on the nation of Israel. There are many in the world that God will have no pity on. Many who reject Him just like the nation of Israel who He will have no pity on. But He does have pity of the nation of Judah. Was their sin any less grievous against the Lord? What is the difference?
It is actually something quite amazing that we see in verse seven. Grace! I will deliver them by the LORD their God. Nothing they have will deliver them. Only the LORD can do this by His grace. They will not be able to claim their bows or swords delivered them. Their military might and chariots will not be their salvation. The LORD will deliver them in the same way that the LORD delivers His elect now. By His grace we are saved and this is not by works so that no one can boast. I am simply in awe.
I’m ready for tonight! What do the next verses hold for me?