The Lord said to me again, ‘Go, love a woman who has a lover and is an adulteress, just as the Lord loves the people of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.’ So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer of barley and a measure of wine. And I said to her, ‘You must remain as mine for many days; you shall not play the whore, you shall not have intercourse with a man, nor I with you.’ For the Israelites shall remain many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or teraphim. Afterwards the Israelites shall return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; they shall come in awe to the Lord and to his goodness in the latter days.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Another Lectionary Page Lapse: Not That Anyone Will Notice
The Lectionary pages at Satucket.com are a helpful way of keeping up with the discipline of daily scripture reading. Problems with the lectionary have been reported in earlier posts, and in keeping with my discipline, I will report the mysterious gap to be found between Monday 09/27/2010 and Tuesday 09/28/2010. For some reason we go from Hosea 2 to Hosea 4 without reading Hosea 3. While it does repeat some of what was in Hosea 1, we shouldn't forget what the Lord has to say to us in these verses.