1. THE MARRIAGE HOSEA ENTERED UPON
Some say his wife was already a fallen woman,others
think it was not until after she married. Whatever
the case, v3 says she,"bare HIM a son." It seemed to
be a happy marriage at this time.It is important that
the matter of marriage is prayed about.
2. THE MISERY HOSEA SUFFERED
Things begin to go wrong-in v 6,8 we read she bare a
daughter, and son, but no mention of baring it to
"him" as we saw in verse 3.Some think she had these
children to other men.
God chooses the names of these children as an object
lesson to Israel of His displeasure with them.
Gomer's consequences-she found herself in the slave
market-this is where sin leads people-wreck and ruin.
Serves as a warning to husbands and wives-take care
what you watch, hear and where you go.
3. THE MERCY HOSEA DISPLAYED
Did not seek divorce but restoration, even in her
infidelity. He pleaded his children to plead with
her. He was willing to bankrupt himself to buy her
back. A slave was 30 pieces of silver, but he had
only 15 and he made it up with barley.
4. THE MESSAGE HOSEA'S CIRCUMSTANCES ENACTED
Here is the message-God comes to the slave market
looking for you and me. Hosea bankrupted himself-the
Lord Jesus left Heaven and took the form of a man to
go to the Cross to set captives free.
Hosea was told to seek her BEFORE she repented.The
Lord sought us long before we heard.
What love! Will you receive Him now?
God can also heal broken marriages.
Great Sermon! The minister here graphically expounds a not often touched upon passage bringing out a clear gospel message. He also deliberates upon the sanctity of marriage and the fact that God can heal a broken marriage.