BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 3: Hosea 2:14-3:5

SUMMARY OF HOSEA 2:14-3:5

The Lord will bring her back to Him and give her back her vineyards. She will worship him again and there will be peace. You will be betrothed to the Lord forever. They will be God’s people again and they will say “You are my God,” again.

God told Hosea to go to his wife and love her again. Love her as He loves the Israelites even though they worship other gods. He bought her for bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley. The Israelites will live many days without a king or a prince, and they will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 3: Hosea 2:14-3:5

6a) verse 14: I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. you will call me ‘my husband’;  you will no longer call me ‘my master.
17 I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips Bow and sword and battle
    I will abolish from the land,
    so that all may lie down in safety.
19 I will betroth you to me forever;
    I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,
    in  love and compassion.
20 I will betroth you in faithfulness,
    and you will acknowledge the Lord.

I will plant her for myself in the land;
    I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.
I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’;
    and they will say, ‘You are my God.’”

b) Same. He brings us back to Him always when we have sinned. Gives us peace. Embraces us as His betrothed.

7) He commanded Hosea to take his wife back and to love her as He loves the Israelites. He was undoubtedly blessed by doing so.

8a)  He bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley. Then he told her, “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you.”

b) Same. God takes us back despite our sins and loves us the same. He asks us to obey his commands as conditions for doing so, and we do or try to do so and then ask for forgiveness when we fail.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 3: Hosea 2:14-3:5

Great message of hope and picture of forgiveness when we are broken.

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 15, Day 3: Hosea 2:14-3:5

God will restore Israel to Him once again. The renewed relationship will be one of love and not fear. This relationship will never be broken again.

We begin to want what He wants, and He answers. God will provide us abundantly. We will be restored completely in love.

Hosea 3:1-5

Though Deuteronomy 24:1 and Matthew 19:7-8 permit divorce, it is not required as we see her. Hosea is commanded to love Gomer, which he does. Love is more than a feeling or what we want in a marriage. It’s a command to love.

Hosea seems to have bought Gomer out of prostitution. This was not necessary, but it shows he can provide for her and he is serious. Some Bible scholars say Gomer was a slave bought out of prostition, but there is no evidence of that.

Israel will seek the Lord once again, too.

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