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Hosea (The Proclaim Commentary Series)

The Prophet, the Prostitute, and God's Unrelenting Love

ByMatthew Steven Black

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The book of Hosea is a story of the amazing love of God for us. It is also a salvation story. Hosea was asked by God to marry a woman who would prove to be unfaithful to him later. He was to use his marriage as an object lesson for Israel because they were deep into sin and far, far away from God. Hosea was to play the part of God. His wife, Gomer would play the part of God’s people. We see this covenant love of God played out in Hosea’s marriage. Despite Gomer’s unfaithfulness, Hosea continued to care and provide for her to the extent that he went to buy her back from the slave market (Hose 3:1-2). The gospel of Hosea is this: No matter what we do, no matter how sinful we are, God pursues us, romances us, stalks us, and stakes us out in a radical grace based in himself. When we run away from him, God still pursues us. God pursues us because he does not want “anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). As we look back on our lives and how we came to salvation, many of us would have sensed the feeling that God pursued us. And just as God pursues us, we are compelled to pursue others too.

Details

Publication Date
Jul 16, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781954858107
Category
Religion & Spirituality
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Matthew Steven Black

Specifications

Pages
240
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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