What If God Still Loves You

Part 3
What love is all about.
Hosea 2:4-3:2

Hosea 3:1
Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

God’s Love Illustrated

Love’s INITIATION

Hosea 3:1a
Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend…

Hosea 3:1a
Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman (Gomer) who is beloved by her husband and yet is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love the raisin cakes [used in the feasts in pagan worship].

Love’s FRUSTRATIONS

Hosea 2:4-6 AMP
“Also, I will have no mercy on her children, because they are the children of prostitution.“For their mother has played the prostitute; she who conceived them has acted shamefully, for she said, ‘I will pursue my lovers Who give me my food and my water, My wool and my flax, my oil and my [refreshing] drinks.’

“Therefore, behold, I [the Lord God] will hedge up her way with thorns; And I will build a wall against her [shutting off her way] so that she cannot find her paths.

Hosea 2:11-12  AMP

11 I will also put an end to all her rejoicing, Her feasts, her New Moons, her Sabbaths, and all her festivals.

12  “I will destroy her vines and her fig trees Of which she has said, ‘These are my wages which my lovers have given me.’ And I will make them a forest, and the animals of the open country will devour them.

Love’s COMMUNICATION

 Hosea 2:14
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

Hosea 2:14
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

Hosea 2:14
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

Hosea 2:15a
And I will give her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

Hosea 2:15b
she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth,
and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

Hosea 2:19-20
And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness,
and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies.

20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.

Love’s DEMONSTRATION

Hosea 3:1a-2
Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend…

So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

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