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MATTHEW QUOTES A VERSE FROM HOSEA 11:1, WHAT IS THE CONNECTION?

In Israel’s early history, God’s relationship with the nation was compared to a father relating to his son (Exodus 4:22-23). God gently led His “children” out of Egyptian bondage, down to Sinai, and eventually into the promised Land.

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (PROVERBS 4:1-15)

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

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LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT (SURROGATE MOTHER, ANCIENT STYLE)

By the time Sarah was seventy-six years old, she felt certain she would never give Abraham a child. “Go and sleep with my servant,” she told him. “Perhaps I can have children through her” (Genesis 16:2). Abraham slept with Hagar, and Ishmael was born.

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DEFINITION OF THE DAY (ITHAMAR)

Personal name of uncertain meaning, perhaps “island of palms,” or “where is Tamar,” or shortened form of “father of Tamar (palms).” Fourth son of Aaron the priest (Exod 6:23). After the death of Nadab and Abihu, Ithamar and his surviving brother Eleazar rose to prominence. During the wilderness years Ithamar apparently was in charge of all the Levites (Exod 38:21).

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (PSALM 78 1-10 “GOD’S KINDNESS TO REBELLOUS ISRAEL”)

1.Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

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A LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT (GOMER)

Go and marry a prostitute, so some of her children will be born to your from other men” (Hosea 1:2).

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EVERYDAY LIFE IN BIBLE TIME (ORPHAN PT1)

In the Bible an orphan was a boy or girl, Israelite or non-Israelite, who was unmarried and had lost one or both parents. The circumstances of such children are best understood when compared to the perceived ideal family living situation in Israel. The ideal was a father, mother, and their sons and daughters who owned farmland inherited from the father’s family. The land allowed them to grow their food and graze their animals with the support of and under the protection of the extended family.

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IS THERE AN APPROPRIATE PERSONAL DISTANCE BETWEEN HUMANS AND GOD, A SPACE WE CANNOT INVADES?

As God confronts Moses in the burning bush, He warns Moses not to approach any closer, Moses has come close enough to feel fear, and apparently God also wants to keep some space between Himself and the created order.

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20-25 “TONGUES A SIGN TO UNBELIEVERS”)

Young man reading the Bible

20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

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SHOULD CHILDREN OBEY PARENTS, EVEN WHEN PARENTS ARE WRONG?

The principle articulated in the fifth commandment is to honor and respect parents, not to obey them blindly when their advice contravenes some established principle of faith and conduct. The burden of proof should fall on children who choose to avoid parent’s directives. In no case is disrespect warranted.

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