THE WONDERS OF REDEEMING LOVE Hosea 3:1–3

Introduction: To comprehend the book of Hosea, one should comprehend the foundation against which was composed. The book of Hosea was composed by the prophet whose name it bears. The name "Hosea" signifies, "salvation." This book is in a real sense a message of salvation to a profoundly bankrupt individuals.
During the times of Hosea's service, Israel was an exceptionally prosperous country physically. They appreciated harmony strategically and militarily, however they were ethically bankrupt. Section 1 of our content depicts their otherworldly condition. They are said to, "look to different divine beings, and love cups of wine." Among "different divine beings" they hoped to was the Canaanite God Baal. The love of Baal, and his associate Ashtoreth, included demonstrations so abominable that I won't respect the tissue by portraying them. At the very least Israel was liable of incredible otherworldly detestable. While individuals of Israel had no genuine love for God, for His Word, or for His love, when a prophet appeared, they were extremely inspired by his activities. That is the reason God frequently utilized the individual existences of the prophets to show His relationship with Israel. That is the situation in the book of Hosea. God utilizes Hosea, his significant other Gomer, and the youngsters naturally introduced to their relationship, as an image of His relationship with Israel. Through this family, God will uncover His adoration for His delinquent individuals. In Hosea's relationship with Gomer, we are permitted to see a brilliant representation of the recovery we have in Christ Jesus. I need to take the sections we read today, and lecture about The Wonders Of Redeeming Love. Notice the miracles that current themselves in this section. I. v. 1 THE WONDER OF A LOVING PURSUIT A. Gomer's Lifestyle - To comprehend the profundity of Hosea's affection we should initially comprehend something of Gomer's life. At the point when Gomer first shows up in Hosea 1:2, she has called "the spouse of whoredoms and offspring of whoredoms." This doesn't imply that God told Hosea to wed a whore. In all probability, Gomer was a pure lady when Hosea wedded her. The expression "a spouse of whoredoms" essentially implies that she was an Israelite. It implies that she was a result of her general public; implying that she had been brought up in worshipful admiration and resistance. From the outset, Hosea's union with Gomer probably been a glad time for the two of them. God favored their association by giving him a child whom they named Jezreel Hosea 1:4. When we go to our content, in any case, Gomer is called an "adulteress." Hosea 2:5 says, "For their mom hath played the whore: she that imagined them have done dishonorably: for she said, I will pursue my sweethearts, that give me my bread, my water, my fleece and my flax, mine oil and my beverage." at the end of the day, Gomer is a whore. She submitted infidelity while she was with Hosea, then, at that point she left him for another man. Presently it shows up, that her new sweetheart is done with her and has put her available to be purchased, Hosea 3:2. This brief look into Gomer's way of life is an unmistakable image of what sin produces in each life it contacts. A way of life of unrepentant sin might bring delight at that point, yet in the end it prompts ruin, decimation, annihilation, and passing. Sin consistently makes some meaningful difference, and at last it prompts Hell. (Sick. Rom. 6:23; Pro. 13:15) Coincidentally, nobody at any point pulls off transgression. There is consistently a cost to pay, Gal. 6:7; Num. 32:23. B. Gomer's Lusts - According to Hosea 1:6-9, Gomer was liable of submitting infidelity against Hosea. The youngster brought into the world in refrain 6 was named "Lo-Ruhamah." This name signifies, "no benevolence." The kid brought into the world in stanza 9 is classified "Lo-ammi." This name signifies, "not my kin." What's striking about the three references to Gomer's pregnancies is the differentiation between refrain 3 and stanzas 6 and 9. In refrain 3 the Bible says, "which imagined, and uncovered him a child." Verses 6 and 9 essentially say, "she considered." The ramifications is clear: the main youngster was Hosea while the following two didn't, Hosea 2:4. Thus, Gomer was liable of abusing her marriage promises and I'll exchange Hosea's through infidelity. In the end, Gomer deserted the family to seek after her desire for transgression. Obviously, Gomer's activities are an image of the otherworldly state of the country of Israel. They yearned for the divine forces of the Canaanites, and they leave the God of their dads. Once more, Gomer is an image of the lost delinquent. Very much like Gomer, the individuals who are lost in their transgressions seek after their own desires and care nothing about the God Who loves them. Il. James 1:14; Eph. 2:1-3. Passed on to themselves, the lost miscreant won't ever look for God, Rom. 3:11b. C. Gomer's Lover - notwithstanding how she has harmed him; despite how she has treated her youngsters; disregarding how she has carried on with her life; Hosea actually adores her. He is told in refrain 1, "go yet, love a lady." This expression signifies, "show her again the amount you love her." Then the Bible says that she is, "darling of her companion, yet an adulteress." This expression signifies, "she is a lady who cherishes another man is as yet blameworthy of infidelity." At the point when Hosea gets the order to follow Gomer, he doesn't spare a moment. Why? He pursues her since he adores her. He cherished her before she fell into transgression, he actually adored her regardless of her wrongdoing. His adoration is extraordinary to such an extent that he will take the necessary steps to take her back to himself. What an image this is of the amazing adoration for God for miscreants! Did you know, that nobody needed to advise God to adore you? He cherished you before you were conceived. He cherished you when you were a blameless youngster. He cherished you when you picked sin over honesty. Also, He cherishes you today. Indeed, He has consistently cherished you, Jer. 31:3. Nothing can make Him quit seeking after you until you took you back to Himself. In Eph. 2:4 Paul says that God's adoration is a "incredible love." This implies it is an awe-inspiring affection. It is an affection that knows no limits. It is unrestricted. It is ageless. It is generous. It is awesome indeed! My companions, God loves you. His affection won't ever end. · You might reject His affection yet He keeps on cherishing you. · You might not possess energy for Him, yet He keeps on adoring you. · You might disregard Him, yet His heart is as yet set on you. · You might deliberately ignore His requests, yet He doesn't quit calling you to come to Him. · He cherishes you paying little heed to what your identity is, the place where you are, for sure you've done. His is a surviving, overpowering, stunning adoration. The Bible instructs us that God loves heathens. I find that reality astonishing! That God should cherish us who can't adore Him initially is something astonishing. The lone explanation we love Him is on the grounds that, He previously adored us, 1 John 4:19. The miracle of a caring pursuit! Say thanks to God for an adoration that never stops, yet seeks after the miscreant as far as possible. I. The Wonder Of A Loving Pursuit II. v. 2 THE WONDER OF A LAVISH PURCHASE At the point when Hosea discovers Gomer, apparently she has been sold into subjection. She has presumably been sold as a whore. She is a long ways from the lady she was the point at which he experienced passionate feelings for her and wedded her that load of years prior. Envision the scene! Hosea scans the country for Gomer, at last tracking down her in a slave market; available to be purchased to the most noteworthy bidder. At the point when he sees her, he doesn't despise her. He doesn't dismiss and leave her to an existence of wrongdoing and devilishness. However it more likely than not made him extremely upset to see Gomer in such a condition, Hosea did what he needed to do. Notice a few specifics about Hosea's luxurious buy. A. Hosea's Price - We're informed that Hosea got her, "for fifteen bits of silver, and for a homer of grain, and a half homer of grain." The standard cost of a slave was 30 shekels of silver, Exodus 21:32. Obviously, Hosea doesn't have that much cash. So he addresses a large portion of her cost in real money, and the rest in the least expensive of all grains, grain. Grain was a grain utilized by the extremely poor as food, and by others to make feed for creatures. This buy cost Hosea more than his cash; it additionally cost him his pride. He needed to go into a public gathering, and before a horde of witnesses, he needed to buy unto himself a lady who had double-crossed him ordinarily. However, that is by and large what he does. He eagerly addressed the entire cost to reclaim Gomer from an existence of subjection. Hosea's activities here are an image of how God has helped the lost. Like Gomer, the lost are captives to their wrongdoing. In any case, God, in His extraordinary beauty, came into this world and gave Himself a penance for their seasons. He gave in excess of 30 bits of silver; He gave His actual life, setting His blood on the cross of Calvary to buy a group unto Himself. (Sick. 1 Pet. 1:18-19) He energetically experienced the agony, the disgrace, the public embarrassment, and surprisingly profound division from God to reclaim His kin from their seasons, Heb. 12:2; Matt. 27. (Sick. Jesus was abused by Roman warriors, Matt. 26:27-31. Jesus was disparaged by the Jewish pioneers, Matt. 27:39–43. Jesus was even disparaged by the two things who were executed with Him, Matt. 27:44. He persevered through the entirety of this with the goal that He may make a sumptuous buy and reclaim His kin from the bondage of their wrongdoings.) B. Hosea's Possession - Notice that the Bible says, "so I got her to me." Gomer as of now have a place with Hosea by goodness of their marriage, presently she is his totally on the grounds that he has bought her. She is as of now he is on the grounds that he has forfeited everything to make her only his. The name "Gomer" signifies "totally." She was totally lost in her wrongdoings, presently she is totally cherished, excused and recovered by effortlessness! The equivalent is valid when God reclaims a group. At the point when God saves a heathen, that miscreant turns into His ownership, 1 Cor. 6:19-20; Titus 2:14. In addition to the fact that God redeems the heathen, the relationship is undeniably more private. God becomes t

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