My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hosea 3


God told Hosea to go and love his wife again, even though she's unfaithful. That's what God did for Israel. So Hosea gave her an offering and told her to stop being unfaithful and to live with him.

Israel will be without God for a long time, but they will come back.

Key verse:
1. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods

My thoughts:
It is quite a good image for God to make. Often we want God to forgive us, and sometimes he seems so unforgiving. But we must realise that in Israel God puts up with anguish equivalent to a man who's wife is openly and unrepentantly sleeping around. Yet God still forgives.


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