Restoration Promise

Hos 6:11 For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed, when I restore the fortunes of my people.

A harvest is a time of gathering. It is associated with celebration for the bounty. Previous chapters cycle between indictment, judgment, repentance, and restoration. Through Hosea, God is speaking to both Israel and Judah. This verse is a reminder that the promise to Israel is also a promise to Judah. A time will come when God will gather and restore Judah. This passage was fulfilled, at least in part, when many of those exiled to Babylon returned to construct the Second Temple. In the Messianic sense associated with the early part of Hosea 6, this passage appears to point to a greater fulfillment to be carried out when Christ returns in glory to gather the elect from around the world.

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About Lance Ponder

Christian author of "Ask James one"; public speaker; husband and father. Available to speak on Creation and the Gospel.
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