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A preacher with a prostitute

Thoughts by Dave Blundell on February 19th, 2014 – 1 minute read

God’s grace and love never reaches a human-like limit. The depth of His compassion is always deeper than my depravity. The expanse of His faithfulness always has more reach than my faithlessness. His patience with my failings far exceeds any understanding of love I can fathom.

Hosea’s message of a preacher with a prostitute explodes any semblance of religious propriety I have ever known. God instructs this preacher to marry a prostitute so that He could illustrate an unfathomable love and passion for His people. Hosea takes her as his wife, full-well knowing that she would break his heart… over and over again. And each time his love is rejected for a cheap substitute, the chase is on. Hosea determines to woo her back to what is eternal and real, only to have her leave again. What a painfully awe-inspiring illustration of unconditional love.

At the end of the book God lays out the point of His pain.

“I will heal you of your faithlessness; my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever.”

Hosea 14:4 (NLT)

I don’t understand why I am so worth His love; but I am compelled to live my life to show how much His love is worth.

 
 

About Dave Blundell

Dave is a Canadian Bible College graduate with a Bachelor of Theology. He also holds a Masters of Arts in International Non-Profit Leadership from Trinity Western University. Dave started Hungry For Life International in 2003 and has led relief and development teams and projects in various countries in South America, Africa, Central & South East Asia, and the Middle East.

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