Why did God want to take the sabbath away from Israel?


Hosea 2:11

ESV - 11 And I will put an end to all her mirth, her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths, and all her appointed feasts.

Clarify Share Report Asked March 17 2019 1678030644.260467 Charles Crabtree

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, God expressed the intent indicated in Hosea 2:11 because Israel had perverted the occasions mentioned in the verse by either regarding them merely as times for mirth and celebration, rather than for sincere reflection and communion with God; associating them with the worship of entities other than God (such as heavenly bodies); or devising holidays or feasts of their own creation, rather than adhering to the specific dates and meanings or purposes of the observances that God Himself had indicated in the Law given to Moses.

March 17 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

4c641a4f dc1e 4a72 9f55 9508fb3f6335 Bea Rejino Supporter Homemaker
God lets us see what the message is behind the passage. Hosea lets us see that everything that Israel was doing was very degrading to God, because they were falling away from him. Worship for God was not sincere; they were forgetting that the Lord had been their provider and were acting disrespectfully by worshipping Baal. In verse 8 she doesn’t realize it was God who gave her everything she has: the grain, the wine, the olive oil. He says, " I gave her silver and gold. But she gave all her gifts to Baal." This is the reason God said there would be a stop to their ceremonies. Now repentance is expected from not only them but us as well. May God help everyone of us to remain faithful to him.

October 18 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining