Last week we explored the historical setting in which the prophet Hosea operated. We looked at the Covenant, its impact on the destiny of the nation of Israel, and perhaps most importantly, the difference with the New Covenant by faith in Christ.
This week I will delve into the underlying theme of the prophet’s message, and the challenges he faced in his effort to win the hearts and minds of his audience back in Covenant with Yahweh.
In his words:
“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. But the more they were called, the more they went away from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images.
It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.
I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them” – Hosea 11:1-4
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