7 Inspiring Proclamations from Hosea

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Hosea was a man of mystery.

We don’t have any information about him outside of his book of prophecy. He married a prostitute, divorced her, and remarried the same woman.

He was so attuned to God that he named his children according to God’s revealed prophecies.

One thing is certain: Hosea excelled at delivering inspiring proclamations from God.

Inspiring Proclamation No. 1:

Hosea 6:1 says God can bind up our hurts and wounds.

“Come, let us return to the Lord … that he may heal us … and he will bind us up.”

Inspiring Proclamation No. 2:

Hosea 6:3 assures us God will shower us with his blessings.

“Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

Inspiring Proclamation No. 3:

Hosea 10:12 promises God’s reward when we adhere to his standards.

“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.”

Inspiring Proclamation No. 4:

Hosea 13:4 reveals God’s foretelling of our Savior, Jesus.

“But I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and besides me there is no savior.”

Inspiring Proclamation No. 5:

Hosea 14:4 is our guarantee of God’s forgiveness when we turn to him.

“… I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.”

Inspiring Proclamation No. 6:

Hosea 14:6 says God desires to prosper us in all that we do.

“His shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like the olive, and his fragrance like Lebanon.”

Inspiring Proclamation No. 7:

Hosea 14:9 tells us we walk in wisdom when we follow God’s plan.

“Whoever is wise, let him understand these things … for the ways of the Lord are right, and the upright walk in them ...”

We may not know where Hosea lived or exactly how long he preached, but his words are ones we can treasure.

Hosea revealed the truth of God, and his words inspire us today.

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