When God’s People Forget their Maker, there is No Refuge.

When God’s People Forget their Maker, there is No Refuge.

Hosea 8:14 “For Israel has forgotten his Maker, and has built temples; Judah also has multiplied fortified cities; but I will send fire upon his cities, and it shall devour his palaces.”

a. For Israel has forgotten his Maker: Israel built temples, but not unto the Lord who made them. Therefore, the judgment described in this chapter is coming upon them.

b. Judah also has multiplied fortified cities: While Israel practiced outright idolatry, Judah was guilty of a more subtle sin. They trusted in the fortified cities they built against the Assyrians. Those cities would be of no help (I will send fire upon his cities), and the only the Lord would preserve Judah from total destruction (Isaiah 37:33-36).

i. Perhaps we can capture some of the ungodly heart of Israel and Judah by examining our own attraction to bigness and nice facilities. What could be wrong with success and nice buildings? They easily become idols if your heart turns from God. If God brings size and great buildings, it is wonderful – as long as we don’t turn our eyes of Him, making those things idols.

© 2001 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission

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