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The Love Story of Hosea: A Picture of God’s Love For You

The story of Hosea is an unusual love story, but the love story of Hosea and his faithfulness to his unfaithful wife is a picture of God's love for us. #Biblestudy #Hosea #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

 

The book of Hosea starts with the story of a very unusual and unlikely couple, as God asks a godly and pure prophet – Hosea – to marry a harlot.  God had a message he wanted to give Israel through Hosea, but first he wanted Hosea to literally live out the message he had for Israel.

Join me on today’s video, as we turn to Hosea chapters 1 – 3 and we take a closer look at the faithfulness of Hosea, to his unfaithful wife and how his marriage is a picture of God’s love for you.

*Please Note: If you are a mom of little ones, you may want to have your children leave the room before you listen to this video because I use some terms that you may not want your little ones to hear.

 

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In the book of Hosea, God uses the marriage relationship to represent his love for us because it is the most intimate relationship we have on this earth.  God intimately cares for you, provides for you, protects you and is completely faithful to you.

Hosea didn’t ask his wife to change – to earn his love, but rather his love for her was meant to change her.  That is how Jesus Christ loves us!

Jesus did not say – clean yourself up and get your life on track to earn my love.  Instead, he says I love you so much, I died on the cross for your sin. Don’t reject my love.  Give me your heart –your whole heart.

Ask yourself:

Are you being completely faithful to God?

Identify:

What is competing with God for your love and affection today?  Name the thing that is competing with God for your heart, and repent.

Be faithful to God.

Be all in.

Because God loves you SO much!

For God SO loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16)

Keep walking with the King,

 

 

 


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6 Comments

  1. I miss feeling the Lord’s love. The past few years have been devastating to me, and I just wish I could stop fearing and hurting from things that have happened, and rest in the Lord’s love. I find I struggle to turn a large idol over to the Lord, and also fear the next painful thing that may happen.

    1. Brother remember the scripture in 2 Timothy 1:7, God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. God wants you to be at peace. Just find a quiet place and give it all to God. Read the scriptures everyday and every time something difficult comes up find scripture to combat it with and pray. I want to take a minute and pray with you. God I ask that you touch Brogan today touch his mind and his body and pour out your peace that passes All understanding. We thank you God that your mercy is renewed every morning and that as you said in Psalms 91, you are our fortress in a time of need. Bless Brogan today and give him strength as only you can and we give you all the honor and the glory and the praise for you are the only one deserving of it. God bless you.

      1. Brogan
        I am praying for you. God has his hand extending to you and is asking the you hold on and let him lead you.

    2. Prayers for you Brogan. I am feeling so much hurt in life, too. I know God’s love for me-it’s just hard to feel it right now. I just wish I could discern his voice so I know the next steps I need to take. Stay in His word-he is faithful.

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