What is this addressing?
"Love is a sentimental feeling with no consequences." Lie: "If God loves me, it does not matter what I do. Love means never having to say you are sorry."
-In fact, true love has complex circumstances both for the lover and the beloved. True love is not something you feel, but something you do.
- Hosea’s love for Gomer as parallel to Yahweh’s love for Israel. God tells Hosea, "Marry a prostitute, Gomer, knowing who she is. When she bears you the children of other men, take them as your own. When she is on the slave block, buy her back and take her as your own." The prophet, Hosea, does not stand aloof, but lives down among the people. The captivity happens because God loves Israel. The Book of Hosea is about God’s painful love.
How Hosea confronted Israel’s faulty theology (25)