The first three chapters completes the narration of Hosea’s life as he is told by God to marry a woman who will be unfaithful to him to show the pain God experienced by Israel’s unfaithfulness and to show God love to Israel to buy them back to him. The rest of the book is God’s prophecy through Hosea to the people. As we think about the first three chapters God revealed the direction of the prophecy in chapters 4-14. God’s message was judgment must come but then God’s love will continue and he will redeem his people. So these prophecies are going to show us what brought Israel into God’s judgment. From this we can learn what we must and must not do so that we can avoid God’s judgment and enjoy an eternal relationship with him.
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