The life of Hosea is one of the strangest of the prophets. He was required by God to marry a “harlot” and use his marriage as a teaching tool for telling Israel about their sins and betrayal of God. It is ultimately a story about God’s love for His people. This study will give an overview of the life and writings of the prophet Hosea.
Hosea, an old-testament prophet, preached his own life message using his marriage as the sermon illustration. The study of Hosea looks deeply at that message. It provides background to better understand the intricacies of the man and his message. You’ll be guided to understand, but more especially to apply the message of the prophet of love.
The book will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair—an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom shortly to come. But it will show us the kind of love we dream about. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people, and for all people. Hosea showers us with hope—hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah. *2
Love God, Love others, make Disciples!