Series: When God Doesn't Make Sense
The Persistent Lover
Senior Pastor Jeff Manion shares how Hosea lives out the relationship between God and his chosen people. In this story, God asks Hosea to do a very strange thing—marry an unfaithful woman. God teaches Israel a profound lesson about his love and commitment to them through Hosea’s marriage to Gomer. God confronts the Israelites for relying on substitute gods instead of trusting him. He sends a drought, taking away the security they looked to the gods for and he persistently chases after them to get them back. God lovingly pays the cost of restoration to get his people back.