Hosea was a prophet who cried out to the people of Israel thousands of years ago – calling them to repentance, almost repetitively, speaking and pointing all the while to restoration. The gospel implications in Hosea are exhaustive because where there is need and sin and brokenness, there is hope for a Savior to heal. But Hosea wasn’t just a prophet who cried out – the Lord allowed Him to be a living example of our Father’s pursuit, patience, justice, grace, and longing for relationship with us. If you can get past the pain and the angst, it’s an incredible read. A historical book you can sink your teeth into, sit in and soak up – while knowing all along, this is your story. This is the story of all of us. We run, we fall, we trip, we sin. He waits, stands, picks us up, and redeems us.
Let’s do this 16 day study, together!
You can follow this plan in two ways:
1. download the YouVersion app on your smartphone —> go to Plans —> go to Browse —> type “Hosea” —> click on SheReadsTruth option —> click Start Plan
2. Visit shereadstruth.com and sign up for emails to receive the daily readings & commentary on the passages
Note: YouVersion app has commentary as well in the daily readings, however I like the format of the email better & therefore have both the app (for reading) and the email for commentary.
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