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Passage: Hosea 6:1-3

Hosea 6:1-3 – A Call to Repentance

Summary

Hosea calls the people to repent and return to the Lord.

Analysis

Hosea calls the people to repent and to know the Lord--"Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord" (6:3). The people had turned away from God and proper knowledge of God. Hosea calls them back. He borrows language from the people's worship of false fertility gods--"revive us" and "raise us up" are borrowed from the worship of Baal--to call the people back to the true God, who alone can keep promises and who alone can revive the people.