Hosea: Break Up Fallow Ground

Sep 3, 2017 by: Dale Thiele | Series: Hosea Scripture: Hosea 10:1-15 Tags: judgment, idolatry, Ephraim, prosperity, farming, yoke

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele
Break Up Fallow Ground

  •  Prosperity Breeds Idolatry
  • Idolatry Reaps Judgment
  • We’re All Farmers: Break Up Fallow Ground

 Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Hosea 10:1-15. What is the worst thing that could happen to you? Why is this the worst?
  2. What happens to Israel in verse 1? Why does this turn out to be the worst for them? How does prosperity breed idolatry?
  3. What kinds of judgment does Hosea predict for the idolatrous people of Israel? What is the shame Ephraim will experience in verse 6?
  4. What does the farming imagery of verses 11-13 communicate? What is the yoke in verse 11? How does this compare with the yoke of Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30?
  5. What does verse 12 mean? What does this look like in our lives?

  Memory Verse of the Week:

Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. (ESV)