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December 6


Hosea 3:1-5
1. 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."
2. So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer of barley and a measure of wine.
3. 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."
4. For the Israelites shall remain many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or teraphim.
5. Afterward 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.

Hosea 4:1-19
1. Hear the word of the LORD, O people of Israel; for the LORD has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or loyalty, and no knowledge of God in the land.
2. Swearing, lying, and murder, and stealing and adultery break out; bloodshed follows bloodshed.
3. Therefore the land mourns, and all who live in it languish; together with the wild animals and the birds of the air, even the fish of the sea are perishing.
4. Yet let no one contend, and let none accuse, for with you is my contention, O priest.
5. You shall stumble by day; the prophet also shall 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 reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
7. The more they increased, the more they sinned against me; they changed their glory into shame.
8. They feed on the sin of my people; they are greedy for their iniquity.
9. And it shall be like people, like priest; I will punish them for their ways, and repay them for their deeds.
10. They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the whore, but not multiply; because they have forsaken the LORD to devote themselves to
11. whoredom. Wine and new wine take away the understanding.
12. My people consult a piece of wood, and their divining rod gives them oracles. For a spirit of whoredom has led them astray, and they have played the whore, forsaking their God.
13. They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and make offerings upon the hills, under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the whore, and your daughters-in-law commit adultery.
14. I will not punish your daughters when they play the whore, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery; for the men themselves go aside with whores, and sacrifice with temple prostitutes; thus a people without understanding comes to ruin.
15. Though you play the whore, O Israel, do not let Judah become guilty. Do not enter into Gilgal, or go up to Beth-aven, and do not swear, "As the LORD lives."
16. Like a stubborn heifer, Israel is stubborn; can the LORD now feed them like a lamb in a broad pasture?
17. Ephraim is joined to idols-- let him alone.
18. When their drinking is ended, they indulge in sexual orgies; they love lewdness more than their glory.
19. A wind has wrapped them in its wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their altars.

Psalms 138:7-8
7. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me.
8. The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Proverbs 29:18-18
18. Where there is no prophecy, the people cast off restraint, but happy are those who keep the law.

1 John 4:1-21
1. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
3. and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming; and now it is already in the world.
4. Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for 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. Whoever knows God listens to us, and whoever is not from God does not listen to us. From this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
7. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
8. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
9. God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.
10. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
11. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.
12. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
14. And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
15. God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God.
16. So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
17. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world.
18. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.
19. We love because he first loved us.
20. Those who say, "I love God," and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.
21. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.