devotional post # 2093
Hos 2:1 Say to your brothers, “my people,” and to your sisters, “tender affection.”
Hos 2:2 “Argue with your mother, argue– because she is not my wife, and I am not her husband– that she put away her unfaithfulness from her face, and her adultery from between her breasts;
Hos 2:3 or else I will strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born, and make her like a desert, and make her like a land in drought, and kill her with thirst.
The LORD commands Hosea to say fighting words to the people around him. He is to get into arguments with them because through him God will be getting his point across to the entire nation. God wants to win his people back to him. But he also wants them to know that they need him. They need to restore their relationship. They have been unfaithful, God has not.
LORD, give us the courage to speak your words to our generation, even if that entails saying fighting words.