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Prosinac 6

Hosea 3:1-5
1. Then the LORD said to me, "Go again; show love to a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, just as the LORD loves the Israelites though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes."
2. So I bought her for 15 shekels of silver and five bushels of barley.
3. I said to her, "You must live with me many days. Don't be promiscuous or belong to any man, and I will act the same way toward you."
4. For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or household idols.
5. Afterwards, the people of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come with awe to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.

Hosea 4:1-19
1. Hear the word of the LORD, people of Israel, for the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land: There is no truth, no faithful love, and no knowledge of God in the land!
2. Cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another.
3. For this reason the land mourns, and everyone who lives in it languishes, along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky; even the fish of the sea disappear.
4. But let no one dispute; let no one argue, for My case is against you priests.
5. You will stumble by day; the prophet will also stumble with you by night. And I will destroy your mother.
6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from serving as My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your sons.
7. The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me. I will change their honor into disgrace.
8. They feed on the sin of My people; they have an appetite for their transgressions.
9. [The same judgment] will happen to both people and priests. I will punish them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.
10. They will eat but not be satisfied; they will be promiscuous but not multiply; for they have abandoned their devotion to the LORD.
11. Promiscuity, wine, and new wine take away [one's] understanding.
12. My people consult their wooden [idols], and their divining rods inform them. For a spirit of promiscuity leads them astray; they act promiscuously in disobedience to their God.
13. They sacrifice on the mountaintops, and they burn offerings on the hills, and under oaks, poplars, and terebinths, because their shade is pleasant. And so your daughters act promiscuously and your daughters-in-law commit adultery.
14. I will not punish your daughters when they act promiscuously or your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery, for the men themselves go off with prostitutes and make sacrifices with cult prostitutes. People without discernment are doomed.
15. Israel, if you act promiscuously, don't let Judah become guilty! Do not go to Gilgal or make a pilgrimage to Beth-aven, and do not swear an oath: As the LORD lives!
16. For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn cow. Can the LORD now shepherd them like a lamb in an open meadow?
17. Ephraim is attached to idols; leave him alone!
18. When their drinking is over, they turn to promiscuity. Israel's leaders fervently love disgrace.
19. A wind with its wings will carry them off, and they will be ashamed of their sacrifices.

Psalms 138:7-8
7. If I walk in the thick of danger, You will preserve my life from the anger of my enemies. You will extend Your hand; Your right hand will save me.
8. The LORD will fulfill [His purpose] for me. LORD, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of Your hands.

Proverbs 29:18-18
18. Without revelation people run wild, but one who keeps the law will be happy.

1 John 4:1-21
1. Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2. This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.
3. But every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist; you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now.
4. You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
5. They are from the world. Therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them.
6. We are from God. Anyone who knows God listens to us; anyone who is not from God does not listen to us. From this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deception.
7. Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
8. The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
9. God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
10. Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11. Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.
12. No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.
13. This is how we know that we remain in Him and He in us: He has given to us from His Spirit.
14. And we have seen and we testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.
15. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God-- God remains in him and he in God.
16. And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
17. In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; for we are as He is in this world.
18. There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.
19. We love because He first loved us.
20. If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For the person who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
21. And we have this command from Him: the one who loves God must also love his brother.