|Let us acknowledge the LORD; |
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.
|Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. |
|So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD |
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.
Like the call to return (v. 1), the call to true knowledge of the Lord is central to Hosea's message (2:8, 20; 4:1, 6; 5:4; 6:6). "as the morning / like the rain" - These similes compare God's reliability to the recurrent events of nature.
Whitlock, L. G., Sproul, R. C., Waltke, B. K., & Silva, M. (1995). Reformation study Bible, the : Bringing the light of the Reformation to Scripture : New King James Version. Includes index. (Ho 6:3). Nashville: T. Nelson.
Did you know?
Hosea's name, in Hebrew, is almost identical to the names of Jesus and Joshua. All three mean "God saves." Hosea saves his wife from slavery, Joshua saves Israel from defeat, and Jesus saves the world from sin.
Miller, S. M., & Gross, P. (1998). How to get into the Bible. Includes index. (210). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.