devotional post # 2088
Hos 1:1 The word of Yahveh that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the time of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the time of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
Hos 1:2 When Yahveh first spoke through Hosea, Yahveh said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself an unfaithful wife and have illegitimate children, because the land commits a great prostitution by betraying Yahveh.”
a broken time
Hosea lived in a broken time, characterized by division and betrayal and dysfunction. He spoke God’s word into that broken time. It would not be an easy word to speak, nor an easy word to listen to. Our generation needs to hear these words, because we also live in a broken time.
LORD, give us the courage to read your words, and to seek your healing for our broken time.