“Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.”
She left her husband.
“And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.”
She left Hosea and became a slave.
“And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.”
She left Hosea, but he loved her still.
“Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.”
He redeemed her back to himself.
“So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:”
She is a picture of the nation of Israel that was separated from Judah.
She is also a picture of us.
When we were lost in our sin, our own Door of Hope came and redeemed us back when we could not save ourselves.
Gomer serves as an example of how Christ loves us and wants to redeem us just as Hosea redeemed her.
Ezekiel 23-24 | Mark 6 | Psalm 80-81
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