Monday, April 7, 2014


Poor Hosea. He was a good man, in a wicked world, and he faithfully followed GOD's instructions to him. Unfortunately for him, those instructions included telling him to marry an unfaithful wife. He uses this as a picture of his marriage to an unfaithful Bride, Israel.

The book is full of warnings about the consequences of their faithfulness "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind" - Hosea 8:7.

It also includes some wonderful pictures of redemption if they would return, including "I will heal their backsliding.... I will love them freely"

Harsh is my judgement.
Oh return to my healing.
Free will be my love.
 God is faithful, even when we are not.
And he is always ready to forgive!

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