Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.
— Hosea 2:6
When I parallel park, I make sure to leave myself enough room to get out in case someone blocks me from behind. Sometimes I get back to my car and find that I didn’t leave myself enough space. Other times the car behind me left me plenty of room, and I had no reason to worry.
Gomer had reason to worry. She felt blocked into a marriage. She was a former prostitute, and God told the prophet Hosea to marry her. Gomer married Hosea and was unfaithful to him numerous times. The Israelites were also unfaithful. The entire Old Testament shows us how unfaithful they were to God. Over and over again they rebelled, disobeyed, and did their own thing. And over and over again God took them back, disciplined them, provided for their needs, and fought against their enemies. The book of Hosea was w ...
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