Reading the Prophets in the Old Testament can become painful if you are looking for hope and the sentimentalism of a God of love and mercy. As I began studies in Hosea I was quickly reminded at how the love of God can get lost in the muck and mire of His judgments upon a nation steeped in idolatry. Chapter after chapter reverberates with the message that God is ticked at the nation of Israel that had bowed its knee to Baal. Verse after verse, like a dripping faucet, warns of the wrath of God where He says in essence, “Because you have done that, I will do this.” Is there anything in this little book of Hosea that gives hope?
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