A broken promise forgiven…

Hosea 2:1-15

​“Bring charges against your mother, bring charges;

​​For she is not My wife, nor am I her Husband!

​​Let her put away her harlotries from her sight,

​​And her adulteries from between her breasts;

​​Lest I strip her naked

​​And expose her, as in the day she was born,

​​And make her like a wilderness,

​​And set her like a dry land,

​​And slay her with thirst.

​ ​​“I will not have mercy on her children,

​​For they are the children of harlotry.

​​For their mother has played the harlot;

​​She who conceived them has behaved shamefully.

​​For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers,

​​Who give me my bread and my water,

​​My wool and my linen,

​​My oil and my drink.’

“Therefore, behold,

​​I will hedge up your way with thorns,

​​And wall her in,

​​So that she cannot find her paths.

She will chase her lovers,

​​But not overtake them;

​​Yes, she will seek them, but not find them.

​​Then she will say,

​‘​I will go and return to my first husband,

​​For then it was better for me than now.’

For she did not know

​​That I gave her grain, new wine, and oil,

​​And multiplied her silver and gold—

​​Which they prepared for Baal.

 

​​​“Therefore I will return and take away

​​My grain in its time

​​And My new wine in its season,

​​And will take back My wool and My linen,

​​Given to cover her nakedness.

​​Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers,

​​And no one shall deliver her from My hand.

I will also cause all her mirth to cease,

​​Her feast days,

​​Her New Moons,

​​Her Sabbaths—

​​All her appointed feasts.

“And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees,

​​Of which she has said,

​‘​These are my wages that my lovers have given me.’

​​So I will make them a forest,

​​And the beasts of the field shall eat them.

I will punish her

​​For the days of the Baals to which she burned incense.

​​She decked herself with her earrings and jewelry,

​​And went after her lovers;

​​But Me she forgot,” says the LORD.

“Therefore, behold, I will allure her,

​​Will bring her into the wilderness,

​​And speak comfort to her.

​​I will give her her vineyards from there,

​​And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;

​​She shall sing there,

​​As in the days of her youth,

​​As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

Pasted from <http://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/printerFriendly.cfm?b=Hsa&c=2&t=nkjvp>

The poetry takes you from a beginning when a covenant is entered into up to the restoration after it has been broken.

“…“Bring charges against your mother, bring charges;

​​For she is not My wife, nor am I her Husband!…”

“…Let her put away her harlotries from her sight,…”

 

“…I will allure her,

​​Will bring her into the wilderness,

​​And speak comfort to her….”

It places judgment upon actions and thoughts that do not honor the giver of life; the true source from which all things come no  matter the path or avenue they take to arrive.

“…For she did not know

​​That I gave her grain, new wine, and oil,

​​And multiplied her silver and gold—…”

But although the one breaking the covenant has brought pain  the promise of forgiveness and restoration is given.

“…​​I will give her her vineyards from there,

​​And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;…”

There are parallels to what is taking place in our land and our time; but there is also the promise of continued life and blessings to those who turn back to the one they received life from.  We hear voices stating we are ‘religion free’  and taking personal credit for accomplishments without acknowledging that those accomplishments couldn’t have been done without the gift of life and knowledge that comes from the Creator.  God takes us from our desert , the creation of our wrong and brings us back to new life with Him when we turn back to Him.  The cross has made that possible.  It provides the way back.  The gift of second birth given to us through the coming, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is ours to receive.  Acceptance of this gift reconciles and restores us to a right relationship with God.  Blessings follow as we begin to really live.  Thank you Jesus for the gift, thank you for the willingness to follow God’s will, thank you for coming and suffering for us.  Thank you Lord for the gift of life through birth and second birth.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.  Let us honor that gift and the giver of life.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “A broken promise forgiven…

  1. Hi Gracie. Thank you for sharing such wonderful posts! You are truly an inspiration, and I enjoy following your blog. Spreading the truth of God’s word and His love has become my mission in life as well.

    I wanted to let you know that your blog has been included in The Blog Scratchers Union (#TBSU). It is a way for sharing the blogs we enjoy, spreading the word onto others. If you or any of your followers would like more information on how it works, please check out http://faithhopeandmiracles.com/2012/12/14/a-new-idea-from-a-new-friend/

    Thanks and have a great day! God bless! – Amber

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s