When We Forget Our Maker

Jul 30, 2017 by: Dale Thiele | Series: Hosea Scripture: Hosea 8:1-14 Tags: sin, know God, forget God, covenant faithfulness

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele


When We Forget Our Maker


  • Israel’s Historical Mess
  • The Root: Forgetting Your Maker
  • The Remedy: Remember Your God

 Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Hosea 8:1-14. Why would Israel say they “know” God in verse 2? Do they “know” God? Explain.
  2. Skim 2 Kings 15:8-31. What are the events during this tumultuous time for Israel? What does Hosea 8 highlight?
  3. What does it mean in verse 14 that Israel had “forgotten” his Maker? What does it mean to “forget” God? In what ways do we “forget” God?
  4. What does it mean in verse 13 that God will “remember” their iniquity? Compare this verse with Isaiah 43:25. Why would God remember their sin in Hosea 8:13 but not remember in Isaiah 43:25? What makes the difference?
  5. Remembering and forgetting are significant terms to speak about faith and covenant faithfulness in the Old Testament. In what ways do you tend to forget? What are some ways that help you remember?

Memory Verse of the Week:

Isaiah 43:25 "I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. (ESV)