Hosea, the Savior of Israel. Theme of Hosea:. Our Unfaithfulness to God And God’s Gracious Love for Us. Hosea. Hosea = Jeshua = Savior A prefigure of Christ. The situation: Israel is a mess because of her sin. Hosea 4:1-3. God’s Solution to the Mess.
Our Unfaithfulness to God
God’s Gracious Love for Us
Hosea = Jeshua= Savior
A prefigure of Christ.
The situation: Israel is a mess because of her sin. Hosea 4:1-3
God’s solution: Go marry an adulterous wife Hosea 1:2
And raise unfaithful children Hosea 1:3-9
Jezreel = The place where the final destruction of Samaria took place
Lo-Ruhamah = not loved
Lo-Ammi = not my people
This was us at one time!!!!
Hosea 1:10-2:1 Great news!
You will be like the sands of the seashore
You will be called sons of the living God
You will be “my people”, “my loved ones”
This is us before God called us to himself.
2:5-8 This was you. Not a pretty picture.
but…. (thank God for those buts!)
But…. Hosea 2:14-23 (Romans 5:5-8)
God’s love is beyond reason
3:1 Go love your wife again.
3:2 Hosea brought Gomer back to live with him (as did God with us)
Hosea now understands God’s love
Hosea 3:5 A messianic prophecy.
Similar to Paul’s letters.
Ephesians Ch 1-2 Theology Ch 3-6 Application.
Hosea Ch 1-2 Theology Ch 4-13 Application.
1. Hosea 4:6-9 Lack of knowledge of the Word of God.
2. Hosea 5:2-5 Spiritual prostitution, pride and arrogance
3. Hosea 6:4-6 Fleeting love rather than faithful love
A great memory verse: Hosea 6:6
4. Hosea 7:8-13 Worldiness. Foreign alliances.
Hosea 8:7 You sowed the wind and reaped the whirlwind. The solution is not in the world!!!!!
5. Hosea12:8 Materialism
Despite all these things. Despite the fact that we acted like Gomer…
Hosea 11:1 I called you out of Egypt. (Matthew 2:15)
Hosea 11:8 I cannot give you up!
Hosea 12:9 I spoke to you through the prophets.
Hosea 13:4-6 Do not become satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)
Hosea 14: Words of hope and deliverance.
Hosea 14:1-3 Repent and return.
Hosea 14:4-7 I will forgive you and love you.