This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #305, 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 8:14.
14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
That was Hosea 8:14. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
A final illustration of the nation’s unfaithfulness was her self-sufficiency. Judah is specifically included in the indictment at this point. Having forgotten that her very existence depended on the Lord alone, God’s people proudly sought prominence (palaces) and security (fortified many towns or fortresses) through her own efforts. But the Lord was about to destroy (by fire) these sources of false security, fulfilling a covenant curse. God’s judgment came through the Assyrians. Sennacherib (sen-na-ker-rib) “attacked all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them”.
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