Love is patient, it is kind; Love has no envy; love is not boastful, it is not arrogant;
5 does not behave indecorously; he does not seek his own, he does not get irritated, he does not take into account the evil received;
6 He rejoiced not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 everything suffers, everything believes, expects everything, supports everything.
8 Love never stops being; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will end; if there are languages, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be over.
God bless you,
Today millions of people are celebrating or will celebrate valentines day . Stories in the bible of love that we have are the story of Sara and Abraham; also that of Solomon with the Shulamite, Hosea and Gomer and many more like the story of Love of God with Israel but the main one is the story of Love that was declared on a cross thousands of years ago.
This afternoon I will talk about the love story of Hosea with Gomer. The word of God says that Hosea was a prophet in the time of 790 to 697 BC. He preaches the message of God to the North of the Kingdom of Judea. Hosea was a righteous man who walked in the way of the Lord and spoke the word that the Lord commanded him to give to the Hebrew people.
The beginning of the word of Jehovah through Hosea. The LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take a fornicating woman, and children of fornication; For the earth commits adultery by turning away from the Lord.
What an uncomfortable situation for Hosea; imagine that the Lord commands you to do something so difficult. In the time that Hosea married Gomer they lived under the law of Moses; That means that Gomer had to be stoned for being a prostitute. The men of before are not like those of today; they saved themselves for marriage and wanted their future wife to be a virgin too. It was not always the case as examples we have Rahab and Salmon. She was a prostitute when she lived in Jericho; we also have the story of Ruth and Boaz. Well she was not a fornicator but she had already been married without children, which at that time was a big No. Because not having a child, the widows are left in poverty and the last husband’s name died with them; then any land that they had it was given to relatives if someone didn’t redeem her( will not get into that).
Let’s go again to Hosea and Gomer; the word says that the marriage of Hosea and Gomer was like a window to the symbolic marriage (relationship) that Israel had with God. Israel at that time was very adulterous nation in the eyes of the Lord. They fornicated a lot with other gods; meaning that they turned away from God and went to worship pagan gods who did nothing for them. The Lord had grown weary of Israel’s infidelity.
2 Then I bought that woman for fifteen pieces of silver and one and a half loads of barley, 3 and I said, “You are going to live with me for a long time, but without prostitution. You will not have sex with any other man. I will not touch you! “
Hosea married Gomer but she could not be faithful. She returned to the place where Hosea had rescued her by marrying her. I analyze the word and I can see that was the only thing she could see; prostitution was her escape. Hosea had to redeem (buy) his own wife back; after he was morally and emotionally destroyed by her and her actions. That same thing God had to do with Israel, he had to redeem the Israelite people and you and I with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. His own son had to pay the price on the cross of Calvary. Were we worthy of that? I think not. But it was the mercy of God who saw something good and worthy in you and I.
They have reached the height of corruption,
as in the days of Gibeah;
But God will remember their perversities
and will punish them for their sins!
First of all how is your relationship with God? Are you like Gomer (Unfaithful in your walk) or Hosea firm in the ways of the Lord. To ask you this does not mean that I tell you to be perfect, but we have to know when to say enough and affirm ourselves with God.
P.S. Shalom🙏🏼What’s everyone doing tonight? I got a date with my bible and journal. Single life problems😂😂