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Bible Story of the Day-Hosea
Bible Story of the Day
The entire Bible is a revelation about Jesus Christ. From beginning to end, Jesus can be found in the text within. Seeing Jesus in scripture is a major step into understanding who our God is, and how He impacts and affects our lives in every moment. My desire through this Bible story of the day project is to show you the reference to Jesus in the Old Testament, and how the story can impact your life. My references will be posted at the bottom along with links that can help you dive deeper into the story than what I have done here. Open your heart and mind and be willing to accept scripture for what it says. If you don’t understand a story or verse or how it applies to your life, then pray to God for clarity and understanding. I pray this helps and affects your life and you have a better understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hosea and Gomer, Hosea 1
“2 When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, [a]forsaking the Lord.” 3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.” (NASB)
Where is Jesus and What Does This Mean to Us?
This is a very interesting story that many have a difficult time wrapping their minds around. Instead of asking why God would make Hosea marry Gomer; ask yourself what do I need to learn from what He did. The entire book of Hosea describes in detail the relationship between Hosea and Gomer. It is an amazing story about redemption. Jesus is seen through Hosea who is faithful to God and therefore faithful to Gomer. Gomer represents the nation of Israel, but honestly represents all of us. Gomer could not break from her wicked ways, but that never stopped Hosea. No matter what Gomer did, Hosea was there for her. He took care of her, loved her, protected her, and near the end of the story bought her out of slavery.
What does this mean for us? Jesus paid a price to free us from slavery. Jesus paid the price of death to fulfill the penalty of death placed on us through sin. We are Gomer. We may not be prostitutes, but we have given ourselves to the wrong things. We have a sinful nature that no matter what we do we cannot be perfect, and we continually do sinful things. Jesus is right there with us, just as Hosea was with Gomer. Jesus is protecting us, loving us, and caring for us as you read this right now. We were slaves to sin and sentenced to a death penalty. The price has already been paid. We are all free, or should I say we have the choice to be free. The door of the prison cell is open, and Jesus is outside that door waiting for you to understand you are free because of Him. You do have a choice to stay like you are just as Gomer, but wouldn’t you rather be free?
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
P.S. Any Bible will do. The best Bible is the one you have! :)