“Your LOVING-KINDNESS, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your FAITHFULNESS reaches to the skies.” (Psalms 36:5)
There are few love stories that demonstrate such a high level of love and faithfulness as the story of Hosea the prophet. “…the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the LORD.” (Hosea 1:2).
God gave Hosea the task of marring a prostate, have children by her and committing to love her. He would then watch as she chose to leave her family and return to a life of prostitution. That was not the end of the story, God had Hosea search for her, buy her back and bring her home. The Lord did all this to demonstrate His awesome love for us, He said: “…I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And YOU SHALL KNOW THE LORD.” (Hosea 2:19-20)
The devil tries so very hard to keep us from understanding this awesome love of God for us, no matter what we may have done or what we may be involved in now:
“Your LOVING-KINDNESS, O LORD, extends to the heavens…”
Open our hearts to your awesome love…Bill Stockham