Hosea 7 – The Oven of Harlotry

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Today’s PassageHosea 7

If you follow me on Instagram (and let’s be honest, you don’t follow me on Instagram, but whatever), you know that there’s only one meal I ever actually fix, and that’s fajitas. When I need to heat things, I use the microwave, the stovetop, and my automatic rice cooker almost exclusively.  The oven for the most part only sees use when I reheat my leftover french fries. And, of course, it’s an electric oven. As a result, when Hosea starts making similes comparing Israel to an oven, I–who am by no means a baker–find myself at a bit of a loss.

And that’s the thing about the Bible: even the most recent parts of it are pushing 2,000 years old, and we humans aren’t any smarter. We’re certainly more knowledgeable about many things that the Bible doesn’t…

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