Contributed on Oct 18, 2019
Why would God ask a prophet to marry a prostitute? What a shocking love story that ultimately points to the greatest love story in God’s Son laying down his life on the cross for an unworthy and unfaithful bride. In the symbolism of Hosea, God is the Prophet and we are the prostitute. What grace!
OUTLINE 1. GOD’S LOVE IS UNDESERVING (1:1-3a). 2. GOD’S LOVE IS URGENTLY NEEDED (1:3b-9). 3. GOD’S LOVE IS UNRELENTING (1:10-2:1). Do you remember when you were a child? When children are small they run to their mother’s arms. We have little children all around here. Those arms of mama and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 22, 2019
We were created to have pleasure in God, but we seek pleasure in a thousand other places. As we consider Gomer (Hosea's wife) in the book of Hosea who was an adulterer, let’s consider how God can deliver all of us out of our idols and the things that take the place of God in our lives.
What is idolatry? Webster’s Dictionary defines it as: 1. The worship of idols, images, or anything made by hands, or which is not God. And 2. an immoderate attachment or devotion to something in the place of God. D. L. Moody put it this way: “Whatever you love more than God is your idol. Rich and ...read more