Daily Devotions


Day 68

"They transgressed the covenant"

Text: Hosea 6:7


This is a reference to the Covenant God established with Israel through Moses. This is carefully noted in Exodus 24. This was carefully recorded and called “The Book of the Covenant” (Exodus 24:7). It was sealed and confirmed with these words:

“This is the blood of the covenant
which the LORD has made with you
according to all these words.”
Exodus 24:8

The terms of the Covenant were called The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17). These commandments were made known to the children of Israel who replied,

“All the words which the LORD has said we will do.”
Exodus 24:3


The truth of the matter was revealed soberly. The children of Israel broke the covenant of the Lord again and again.

“But like men they transgressed the covenant;
There they dealt treacherously with Me.”
Hosea 6:7

1. “But like men they transgressed the covenant”

a) The word “transgress” is “to break” or “to breach”.
b) The covenant was broken through and through.
c) Every single Commandment was broken without sense of restraint.

2. “There they dealt treacherously with Me”

a) The word “treachery” conveys the idea of being “sinister”.
b) Israel did not break the covenant:
i) Unknowingly
ii) Accidentally
c) Israel broke the covenant:
i) Deliberately
ii) Wantonly
iii) With evil intention

3. Psalm 106 notes the transgressions of Israel sadly

a) “They soon forgot His works” (Psalm 106:13a)

b) “Then they despised the pleasant land” (Psalm 106:24a)
c) “They did not believe His word” (Psalm 106:24b)
d) They rebelled against His Spirit (Psalm 106:33a).
e) “They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons” (Psalm 106:37)