hosea is a picture of a faithful husband and an unfaithful wife.
my beloved used to believe in the hosean principle but he said that he realized that not everyone was called to demonstrate God’s love for His people, Israel. and that it was too difficult. so he became gomer instead.
i used to think that the description of the church as Christ’s bride was inspired from the idea of marriage. but i got it backwards. marriage was designed based on God’s love for His church.
i’m convinced that he was mistaken. every husband is called to love his wife sacrificially as a reflection of Christ’s love for us. (and the wife is called to submit her will to her husband.)
nonetheless, he still made the decision to lay down his plans for my sake, to give me room to heal. his final gift is a clean break.
when barnabas and paul’s parting of ways was preached during our acts series, i saw this one coming.