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POISON

November 14, 2014

Friday

 

Hosea 10:4

 

Bad LanguageLawsuitsTreatyFurrowsCursing

Swearing Oaths FalselyInjustice, Examples Of PerjuryWeeds

They speak mere words, With worthless oaths they make covenants; And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

 

LESSON

 

The people had not been true to their word. They had broken covenants they made with one another. Consequently, God’s judgment was as inevitable as poisonous weeds growing in the furrows of their fields and choking out the crops. His judgment would slay the people just as surely as poisonous hemlock weeds kill those who eat them. God’s judgments would replace His blessings. Another view is that the weeds represent perverted justice, and true justice would have been as wheat.

As our land lies without cultivation, so that we have nothing but noxious weeds instead of crops; so we have no administration of justice. What is done in this way is a perversion of law, and is as hurtful to society as hemlock would be to animal life.

 

Memory Verse: Numbers 21:6

 

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