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December 10


Hosea 11:1-11
1. When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son.
2. [The more] they called them, [the more] they departed from Me. They kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.
3. It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them in My arms, but they never knew that I healed them.
4. I led them with human cords, with ropes of kindness. To them I was like one who eases the yoke from their jaws; I bent down to give them food.
5. Israel will not return to the land of Egypt and Assyria will be his king, because they refused to repent.
6. A sword will whirl through his cities; it will destroy and devour the bars of his gates, because of their schemes.
7. My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call to Him on high, He will not exalt them at all.
8. How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I surrender you, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? I have had a change of heart; My compassion is stirred!
9. I will not vent the full fury of My anger; I will not turn back to destroy Ephraim. For I am God and not man, the Holy One among you; I will not come in rage.
10. They will follow the LORD; He will roar like a lion. When He roars, His children will come trembling from the west.
11. They will be roused like birds from Egypt and like doves from the land of Assyria. Then I will settle them in their homes. [This is] the LORD's declaration.

Hosea 12:1-14
1. Ephraim chases the wind and pursues the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and violence. He makes a covenant with Assyria, and olive oil is carried to Egypt.
2. The LORD also has a dispute with Judah. He is about to punish Jacob according to his ways; He will repay him based on his actions.
3. In the womb he grasped his brother's heel, and as an adult he wrestled with God.
4. Jacob struggled with the Angel and prevailed; he wept and sought His favor. He found him at Bethel, and there He spoke with him.
5. Yahweh is the God of Hosts; Yahweh is His name.
6. But you must return to your God. Maintain love and justice, and always put your hope in God.
7. A merchant loves to extort with dishonest scales in his hands.
8. But Ephraim says: "How rich I have become; I made it all myself. In all my earnings, no one can find any crime in me that I can be punished for!"
9. I have been the LORD your God ever since the land of Egypt. I will make you live in tents again, as in the festival days.
10. I spoke through the prophets and granted many visions; I gave parables through the prophets.
11. Since Gilead is full of evil, they will certainly come to nothing. They sacrifice bulls in Gilgal; even their altars will be like heaps of rocks on the furrows of a field.
12. Jacob fled to the land of Aram. Israel worked to earn a wife; he tended flocks for a wife.
13. The LORD brought Israel from Egypt by a prophet, and Israel was tended by a prophet.
14. Ephraim has provoked bitter anger, so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him and repay him for his contempt.

Psalms 139:17-24
17. God, how difficult Your thoughts are for me [to comprehend]; how vast their sum is!
18. If I counted them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I wake up, I am still with You.
19. God, if only You would kill the wicked-- you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me--
20. who invoke You deceitfully. Your enemies swear [by You] falsely.
21. LORD, don't I hate those who hate You, and detest those who rebel against You?
22. I hate them with extreme hatred; I consider them my enemies.
23. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns.
24. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.

Proverbs 29:22-22
22. An angry man stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered man increases rebellion.

Jude 1:1-25
1. Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ, and a brother of James: To those who are the called, loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ.
2. May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.
3. Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.
4. For certain men, who were designated for this judgment long ago, have come in by stealth; they are ungodly, turning the grace of our God into promiscuity and denying our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
5. Now I want to remind you, though you know all these things: the Lord, having first of all saved a people out of Egypt, later destroyed those who did not believe;
6. and He has kept, with eternal chains in darkness for the judgment of the great day, angels who did not keep their own position but deserted their proper dwelling.
7. In the same way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them committed sexual immorality and practiced perversions, just as they did, and serve as an example by undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
8. Nevertheless, these dreamers likewise defile their flesh, despise authority, and blaspheme glorious beings.
9. Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses' body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
10. But these people blaspheme anything they don't understand, and what they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals-- they destroy themselves with these things.
11. Woe to them! For they have traveled in the way of Cain, have abandoned themselves to the error of Balaam for profit, and have perished in Korah's rebellion.
12. These are the ones who are like dangerous reefs at your love feasts. They feast with you, nurturing only themselves without fear. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds; trees in late autumn-- fruitless, twice dead, pulled out by the roots;
13. wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever!
14. And Enoch, in the seventh [generation] from Adam, prophesied about them: Look! The Lord comes with thousands of His holy ones
15. to execute judgment on all, and to convict them of all their ungodly deeds that they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things ungodly sinners have said against Him.
16. These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.
17. But you, dear friends, remember the words foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18. they told you, "In the end time there will be scoffers walking according to their own ungodly desires."
19. These people create divisions and are merely natural, not having the Spirit.
20. But you, dear friends, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
21. keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.
22. Have mercy on some who doubt;
23. save others by snatching [them] from the fire; on others have mercy in fear, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
24. Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy,
25. to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now, and forever. Amen.