Hosea 2

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Hosea 2 continues the story of the prophet and the prostitute.  God begins by showing just how broken the relationship is with His people.  “She is not my wife, and I am not her husband; And let her put away her harlotry from her face And her adultery from between her breasts, Or I will strip her naked And expose her as on the day when she was born”. God paints Israel as an adulterous wife, who is no longer worthy to be compared to a wife. This shows that relationship is broken. Though relationship is broken, blessing continues – but will be taken away if Israel does not turn.

I will have no compassion on her children, Because they are children of harlotry”. If Israel as a whole is represented as an unfaithful wife, then her children represent the individual people of Israel. If they…

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