This book of Hosea, if rated by sensor and ‘truth be told’
Would be rated extremely mature.
The maturity required is not just of mental capacity but it also requires a Spiritual mature spinal cord and a lot of the gift of “common sense”.
(Well rounded spiritual life)
With that being said I can’t handle too much ‘friendly fire’ so I am working on the ‘real mature version’ of this in draft form but may publish this softer, more acceptable version 1st …..
::::::::trying to keep reaching the older, yet less mature generations, while still being endorsed by the generations of the 21st centry::::::::
(Maybe that should be turned around)
….trying to reach young adults while still ‘endorsed’ by & not loosing the older set in thier way “generators” who could very well freak out from just the title above or from the more mature version i entitled,
Gomer, you’re a whore!!!”
So , here is the N.I.V. PG version.
When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord .”
Hosea 1:2 NIV
You got that so far?
God, using a real life situation to not just tell a metephoricical story but point blank say,
This real life relationship I want you, Hosea, to have is like the real life relationship my people have/are having with me.
How much clearer could God make things?
I look at my own current marriage and I think about how I treat my wife & how she treats me. (This can be done even with; friendships , family ties, partnership, employment arrangments, agreements with new aquantance – how we are treated & how others treat us-)
Sometimes the LORD LAYS THIS ON ME,
THE way that person is treating you, . . . That is the way you are treating me!
The way you are treating that peson, created in my image, is the way you are treating ME!
I wanted to do a big long verse by verse expodisotoruy of the book of HOSEA. …Or is it expository ?
I wanted to go verse by verse and ….blah, blah. Blaaah. But after I took a Holy Spirit shower (explain later) I Must just write & go ahead & publish this…
1st, u can read.
2nd u can read the book “Hosea” (don’t wait for the movie z book always better anyway)
3rd. Spoiler alert:
God, told Hosea marry a hooker, prostitute, lady of the evening, loose goosey, ah… try to think of other words readers know,
Maybe best word/name (i JUST realized that may be a noun, adjective, verb, “PRO”pronoun all in one).
ARE YOU still with me I hope…
Marry; become joined, unit as one, not just date, not be friends or friends with benifits, MARRY HER.
More spoiling alertness:
She will remain to “practice” What she seems to be known best for, even though some vows were taken and you, HOSEA, started, built, and pledged a relationship to, with & for her.
And the final clenched and last alert to being ‘spoiled’ is:
You will keep loving her through it, keep taking her back and YOU, HOSEA, will stay faithful.
IS THE REAL LIFE BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN’S
THAT MIRRORS HOW HUMAN BEING LIKE ME ARE TREATING A SUPERHUMAN GOD THAT JUST WANTS US TO REALLY, GENUINLY, HONESTLY LOVE HIM THE WAY HE LOVES US.
Insert video by the band “Foo Fighters” song, “Best Of You”