This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #316, 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 9:15.
15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
That was Hosea 9:15. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
The sinful people were now the object of God’s hatred, rather than His love. The language employed here should probably be seen against a domestic background. The Lord had become displeased with His wife, unfaithful Israel. Such displeasure is termed hatred. God was prepared to drive her from the household (drive them out of My house), withdrawing His love (His devotion and protective care as her Husband). The rebellious nation, whose opposition to the Lord’s covenant was epitomized by the Gilgal fertility cult, would be expelled from His “house”. “Drive out” is used frequently of the conquest of Canaan, whereby the Lord gave Israel possession of His land. Now Israel was about to suffer the same fate as the Canaaanites, whose practices it had assimilated. Hosea may also be alluding here to the sinful couple’s initial expulsion from God’s presence.
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