What is the message of Hosea’s image of God?
Hosea declares that unless they repent of these sins, God will allow their nation to be destroyed, and the people will be taken into captivity by Assyria, the greatest nation of the time. The prophecy of Hosea centers on God’s unending love towards a sinful Israel.
What does Hosea teach us about love?
Hosea 6:6 answers this for us: “For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.” He wants us to know him, and desire him. This is for our good and for our joy, because as new creations our core desires mirror his.
What does Hosea’s life teach us about God?
Hosea 12–13 records that Hosea explained that the Lord uses prophets to guide His people. Hosea also taught that through the Savior, all people will overcome physical death.
What is the theological message of Hosea?
God is holy love, and for all our sin, he does not cease loving us. He promises Israel after the judgment, sonship again and life in his homeland, in communion with his Father. Hosea does not explicate the way God will seek out his rebellious sons, but we know how he did it.
What is the meaning of Hosea?
Definition of Hosea
1 : a Hebrew prophet of the eighth century b.c. 2 : a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table.