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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Most Known Unknown: Hosea

As we continue to take a look at some of the most known unknown characters of the biblical narrative we arrive at Hosea.  Admittedly if you know one of the minor prophets he would probably be one of the one's you know but perhaps not.  Hosea tells the story of God's unwavering love for Israel.  Though Israel prostituted itself to the god of fertility (Baal) God's love for his chosen people remained intact.  To demonstrate Israel unfaithfulness towards the covenant they had made with God.  God uses a relationship between the prophet Hosea and an adulterous prostitute name Gomer to demonstrate Israel's unfaithfulness to his covenant.

The book of Hosea teaches us an important lesson and that is God loves us despite us!  Though we are unfaithful to his precepts God still loves us.  Though we are unfaithful to his commands God still love us.  There is no book that depicts the compassion God has for his people like the book of Hosea.  No greater love story has ever been written greater than the love depicted in the book of Hosea.  The image of  a God who pursues his unfaithful lover despite her indiscretions. 

Rejoice today in the God of our salvation a God who loves us despite us.  A God who loves you when you don't love others.  A God who loves you when you don't love yourself.  A God who loves you just because that's who God is.  Hey, I'm no Rob Bell but love truly does win in the book of Hosea.  So be thankful and grateful to a God who can love you like that!!

Scripture Reference: Hosea

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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