His children will come

RE Verse reading–Hosea 11:1-11, 14:1-2 (day two)  “He will roar like a lion. . .his children will come trembling from the west”  (11:10)  I don’t believe that everyone will be saved.  I do believe that some will be.  Given the deep illness of our sin, it will be a glory to God that any are.  I believe that He wants everyone to be saved (2 Peter 3:9) but hard hearts can and do refuse His grace. (John 1:10)  In Hosea 11, God reveals His inner conflict and reason for partial mercy on Israel.  He cannot give up on His son. (vs 8).  Deciding not to carry out His “fierce anger” (the full and deserved destruction of the nation), God expresses confidence that on another day and in another time some will still come.  Disciplined and humbled,  they will come trembling from the west (probably an image of Egypt and new slavery).  Great hope! He will not give up the dream.  His children WILL come.  Some will be saved.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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