The failure of Israel has been tied to two key problems: the people do not know God and the people offer a false repentance. The people simple do not have a relationship with God and do not truly know him. When confronted with this problem, the people say they will change, but no change happens. They say that they will press on to know the Lord, but their love is like a mist that vanishes in a few moments. Now in Hosea 8 we see God explaining to the people their spiritual condition and their present situation. God is attempting to wake the people up so that they will truly see their real condition before God.
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