Christ's Love For The Church Essay

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Christ’s Love for the Church
Sometimes following God is easy, but not the case of Hosea and Gomer in their not-so-fairytale romance, we see that following God’s plan for our life works out in the end. The story of Hosea and Gomer was beautiful and lovely but also quirky. This story is located in the book of Hosea in the Old Testament of the Bible.
If your spouse were to cheat on you with multiple partners would you stay with them? Most people would say no and that they would leave, but is this the case with Hosea and Gomer? “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV). Some consider John ...view middle of the document...

Their children’s names are listed: Jezreel, meaning for God is about to humble Israel in the Jezreel valley, Lo-Ruhama meaning not pitied, and Lo-Ammi meaning not my people. (Archdiocese of Washington. 1)

Gomer gets bored and leaves. Over a period of time, Gomer obviously found the life of being a mother and wife stifling, and she longed for the prior-days of excitement. Therefore, she left home and returned to her old sinful ways. When Hosea woke up and found his wife nowhere to be found, he decided to raise the children on his own.
Hosea buys her back. God returned to Hosea after a long period and told him, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.” (Hosea 3:1 NIV). The Lord tells Hosea to go and love Gomer just as he did with Israel. Where it says Israelites, it means the Israelites, but it also prophetically speaks of God’s love for the whole world. It says that He loved them even after they had turned to other gods and loved to eat raisin cakes. This means that they like the things the world offers. Hosea was being told to go look for his wife, a former prostitute, who had returned to prostitution.
Hosea went into the streets that Christians are not supposed to go. He searched for her everywhere. One day he comes to an auction being held, and he sees his wife being sold. Different men, whom he didn’t know, were bidding on his wife. Hosea 3:1 says, “So I bought her for fifteen...

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