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365 Devotionals: The Minor Prophets

Memory Verse: “When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, take for yourself a wife of prostitution and have children of [her] prostitution; for the land commits great acts of prostitution by [b]not following the Lord.” Hosea 1:2 AMP

Song of The Day

Listen to “Hosea’s Wife” by Brooke Fraser.

Bible Basis

SeptemberBookRead FromRead ToDevotional
19thHoseaChapter 1Chapter 6Gomer: Wife of Hosea

Key People

Here is a list of key people – the who’s who of overcomers, found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Hosea. 8th-century BC prophet in Israel and the nominal primary author of the Book of Hosea. He is the first of the Twelve Minor Prophets.

Gomer. Wife of Hosea.


Today’s Devotional Reading: Hosea 1-6

Hosea 1 – Amplified Version (AMP)
Hosea 2 – Amplified Version (AMP)
Hosea 3 Amplified Version (AMP)
Hosea 4 Amplified Version (AMP)
Hosea 5 Amplified Version (AMP)
Hosea 6 Amplified Version (AMP)


Reflection

The prophet Hosea was used as a metaphor for the emotion of God toward the Children of Israel after they had departed from following after God, committing great “whoredoms.”

Hosea is told to take a wife who is a an harlot. This woman, Gomer, bore him a son, a daughter, then another son.

The names of each child were given by God to Hosea. The first son was named Jezreel, for God said, “I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.” The daughter was named Loruhamah, meaning God would no more have mercy on the house of Israel. The second son was named Loammi, meaning “ye are not my people.” God was disowning His people because they had disowned Him.

Lesson From Gomer

“You can’t believe everything you hear.”


References

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