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.
If you knew that two tornadoes were going to collide, would you stand in the middle of them? Israel did, because she thought she could play the two superpowers against each other. Hosea called this foolish practice "pursuing the wind." (The west wind was Egypt and the east wind was the more terrifying Assyria.) Instead of relying on the Lord, Israel thought she could control her future through foreign policy. History tells us that Israel was destroyed by Assyria.
Reflect before God on how you control your life and your future.
Pray that you will remember where to put your trust when the wind blows and when it is silent.