by Dan Weyerhaeuser, Senior Pastor
Welcome to a day FILLED with the promise of the presence and care of God!
As you enter this time, ask yourself what would this day look like if it were filled with your remembering Jesus, praying to Him about everything, and serving His purpose? Ask Him to speak to you through your time in the Bible today.
Hosea 3:1-5 is a remarkable moment. Hosea, the prophet of God, had been called by God to take Gomer as his wife. But then Gomer, who was trying to fill an emptiness in her soul, found herself attracted to another man. She left her husband and moved in with him. This relationship, however, did not last and he eventually kicked her out. Instead of returning home, through, Gomer found another man, and another, and another. She got indebted to the last one, so when he kicked her out, he sold her as a slave to repay her debt. It is at this moment that 3:1-5 happen.
What does God call Hosea to do? How would that have been costly for Hosea beyond his finances?
How is this scene a model of Israel and God?
Our God is a redeeming God. What must it have been like to be Hosea at the end of this chapter?
What do you learn about the LORD from these verses? What is he like?
If you have 5-10 minutes, write the Lord a letter, expressing your thanks and praise for who He is.
As you conclude: What is one truth about God from these texts you can take through your day? How can you remember it?
Can you think of two people you will see today who don’t yet know the love of Christ? Take a moment and pray for both of them, that God’s Spirit would give them new birth. Then watch for how He brings you two together!