Recently, I have been reading and studying the Minor Prophets. Now, don’t get the wrong idea – the last 12 books of the Old Testament are not “minor” in message – they are only “minor” in length! They have great truth for our lives.
The first book is Hosea. It’s an interesting, and in some ways, puzzling book. To illustrate His love for His people, God told His messenger, Hosea, to marry an unfaithful woman and direct his unconditional love toward her. If God had not given this instruction to Hosea directly, this act would be unthinkable! Even though God’s people were unfaithful to Him, God wanted them to know that there was nothing that could take away His love from them. WOW!