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Friday, October 21, 2011

10/22/11 Hosea 3:1-5

1 The LORD said to me again, "Go, love a woman who has a lover and is an adulteress, just as the LORD loves the people of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes." 2 So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer of barley and a measure of wine. 3 And I said to her, "You must remain as mine for many days; you shall not play the whore, you shall not have intercourse with a man, nor I with you." 4 For the Israelites shall remain many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or teraphim. 5 Afterward the Israelites shall return and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; they shall come in awe to the LORD and to his goodness in the latter days.

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Thoughts: This is a story of redemption.  Hosea found his wife who had run away to her prostitution, and actually bought her again.  This is like Jesus coming to buy/ransom us back (Mark 10:45) from our sin and evil.  It is a similar story to the little boy who made a boat that he loved and played with.  One day the boat got away from him downstream and he lost it.  A few months later he was walking by a local store and saw the same boat in the window.  He asked the owner if he could have his boat back, but the owner said "no" but it would cost so much money.  The boy saved up and saved up and finally bought the boat back.  He said, "I made you, I bought you back, and now you are mine."  Hosea bought back Gomer.  Jesus buys us back.  While we were yet sinners he died for us (Romans 5:8).  His love for us doesn't make rational sense.  But it is a blessing to us. 

Prayer: Amazing love, how can it be, that Christ my Lord would die for me?  Thank you Lord for your amazing and redeeming love. 

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