Saturday, January 26, 2008

Voices of the Minor Prophets - Number 3

O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help. Hosea 13:9


  1. I'm tempted to leave you comment as a demonstration of the cowardice of the internet atheist who takes advantage of his anonymity to put on an infantile display of mockery.

    However, it will be deleted for the simple reason that this blog is also a ministry; therefore it sometimes serves a pastoral, not a polemical purpose.

    If you wouldn't say this to a minister in a church service as he quotes the text, don't say it here.
    What's the point? The point is that I'm posting through selected texts from the Minor Prophets for folks to memorize and use. I may or may not post commentary on them as I go. Get used to it, this will be a yearlong service, and the attempt by atheists to shut down substantive commentary (so much for the liberal open mind) will not work with me.

  2. Thanks for posting this verse Gene. A great reminder of our nature and God's mercy

  3. I absolutely love Hal Lindsay, I have listened to him since 1960. In early 1960 he said that to understand world events all you need is a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. Lindsay said that Israel was God's compass and jerusalem was his timepiece. One can see God's miraculous handiwork and divine provident hand directing the jewish people and the Israeli state from ancient times to the diaspora, the fall of the Ottoman Turks,to Balfour, the holocaust, the new exodus, '48,'67,'73,wings of eagles. aliyah, and today. , ...the wise will understand, the stones will cry out, and God's plan will be accomplished. "...To ransom captive Israel!"