Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Let us take a look at today's first reading.
It comes from 800BC, one hundred years after Israel's ten northern tribes had broken away from the Temple of Jerusalem. When the people of those ten northern tribes wanted to consult with God they replaced Him with a God mounted upon a golden calf.
In the reading the prophet Hosea warns the people that by sowing their seed in the wind they will reap the whirlwind. By this he is warning them of a time when driven to hunger they would accept the cruel rule of Asyria.
The reading is a warning against away from God and turning to other Gods.