One Adventure Ends, Another Begins

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed our adventure in Song of Songs, but like all good things, we’ve come to the end. Happily however, we get to begin a new adventure; I thought another kind of love story would be in order, and since I haven’t done a book of prophecy in some time now, I thought we could take a tour of the Minor Prophet, Hosea.

This should be interesting, and certainly, there is a fair amount of controversy associated with it. The controversy begins with how we understand Hosea’s marriage to Gomer: Is it literal, or is it an allegory? In a way, I don’t care, yet to be honest about it, they way we interpret Hosea’s marriage will determine how we understand the book, at least that’s the conventional wisdom. To me, it really shouldn’t matter all that much unless you are a literalist who insists that everything is literal. In that case, you will find Scripture exceedingly difficult. For everyone else, these prophetic books aren’t nearly as tough as they seem at first.

How ever you may choose to see these things, we’ll get busy when we come back together next time, see you then!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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3 Responses to One Adventure Ends, Another Begins

  1. Looking forward to it. Love this story of love and redemption.

  2. photojaq says:

    I actually used Hosea as an example to my 4th-6th graders in Sunday School recently. We were studying the Law in Exodus about adultery and the punishment (death for both parties). I told them that there IS however, forgiveness with God even for this great sin. They didn’t believe it till I stated Jesus with the woman caught in the act in John (where was the guy, anyway?), and THIS story in Hosea.
    Looking forward to the study.

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