Review of Hosea: Three Rich and Marvelous Implications Concerning Christ

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 | 0 comments

“When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.” (Hosea 11:1)
“I drew them with cords of a man, With bands of love; And I was to them like those Who lift off the yoke on their jaws; And I gently caused them to eat.” (Hosea 11:4)

Simply by a few phrases in Hosea 11:1 and 4 we can see some wonderful and marvelous implications concerning Christ. The phrase “My Son” in verse 1 opens up a broad vista to us, showing us that God desires not just an only Begotten Son, but many sons — all of the believers who are begotten of God (Rom 8:29). In verse 4, God draws us with cords of a man, with bands of love. These cords of a man include His incarnation, human living, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension by which He draws us to Himself. Lastly, verse 4 also points us to God’s desire that we would eat Christ as our heavenly manna so that we may live a heavenly life on earth.

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