Review of Hosea: The Restoration of Israel and Transformation in Life by God’s Love

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 | 0 comments

“I will be like the dew to Israel; He will bud like the lily and will send forth his roots like the trees of Lebanon.” (Hosea 14:5)

The book of Hosea shows us the restoration of Israel and her transformation in life based on God’s everlasting love. Our relationship with God is of the divine, eternal life (1 John 5:11). This life enlivens us, regenerates us, sanctifies us, renews us, transforms us, conforms us, matures us, and glorifies us (John 3:5-6, 15; Eph. 5:26; Rom. 12:2; 8:29; Matt. 5:48). At the beginning of the book of Hosea, Israel was a harlot, but at the end of Hosea, Israel has become a son; thus the outcome of this book is transformation in life by God’s love (Hosea 11:1; cf. Rom.8:28-29; Heb. 12:5-10).

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