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AVOID SPIRITUAL POISON

April 9, 2015

Thursday

 

Hosea 10:4

 

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.

The sin of Israel is now contemplated in its effects on human relations. Before, it was regarded in relation to God. But men who are wrong with Him cannot be right with one another. Morality is rooted in religion, and, if we lie to God, we shall not be true to our brother.

 

Memory Verse: Job 6:4

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