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.
Suppose someone said to you, "Well, if you really knew me, I’m not sure that you would tell me that God loves me." What would you say? Have you ever wondered how God could love you? After reading Hosea, it is quite reasonable to wonder how God could love Israel. The Lord knew Israel to be thoroughly corrupt and yet in chapter 14 God holds out incredible grace to this wicked nation.
Our sins are often too big for us to handle. When have you felt that your sins were too big even for God to handle?
Thank the Lord for forgiving and healing you. Pray that the Holy Spirit would help you to both know and walk in God's ways.