These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Hosea.
"God is like rot." Wow! Can you imagine describing the Lord that way? Hosea did (5:12). He wanted to make a point about the God who will destroy evil in the community. The image of God as a moth (5:12) eating away at evil can be a source of comfort to us as we experience pain in this world.
What evil would you like to see put under God's destructive power? Ask God to help you see what a mighty God he is.
Ask God to show you the things that keep you from returning to him. Ask God to cleanse and restore you for his use and glory.