Hosea is told to take his wife back, even though she is loved by others and has been sleeping around. He does. e ends this brief chapter by stating that even though the people of the LORD will “live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol”, at some point they’ll turn and seek God out. Each of the things listed above are symbols of the reign of Gog in their lives. This is such a hopeful chapter.
There are several people I know who seemingly have walked away from the faith within the last year or so. It hurts me to see people do this. People who just a short time ago were living seemingly committed lives to Christ, reading scripture, participating in youth group, bible studies, even going on missions trips; to see them walk away frankly really sucks. And, it has eternal consequences.
2 Peter 2:20-21 has this to say:
“If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.”
It is my hope and my prayer that all people will turn to Him. And understand, there is NOTHING you have done that cannot be forgiven and forgotten by God.