This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #317, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary. This podcast is based upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.
Today we are reading Hosea 10:1.
Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
That was Hosea 10:1. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
As in 9:10 this prophecy employs a botanical metaphor in referring to Israel’s earlier history. The Lord planted Israel like a vine in the land of Canaan and blessed her with fruit. However, as the nation prospered she erroneously attributed her success to false gods rather than the Lord. At the same time the people attempted to maintain a semblance of devotion to the God of Israel. The altars mentioned here probably refer to this hypocritical formalism, while sacred stones allude to idolatry
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