The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms (harlotry) and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord – Hosea 1:2
Marriage is ordained by God and illustrates His relationship with His people. There is perhaps no greater tragedy, therefore, than the violation of those sacred vows. God instructed Hosea to find a wife, and told him ahead of time that she would be unfaithful to him. Gomer may have been morally pure prior to her marriage to Hosea, but became discontented and went into harlotry.
The book of Hosea is a story about true love, it’s the tale of a young man and wife. It tells of God’s love for His people and the response of His “bride”. A covenant had been made and God had been faithful. His love was steadfast and His commitment unbroken, but Israel, like Gomer, was an adulterous and unfaithful, by turning and worshiping other gods. Hosea, whose name means salvation finds her, redeems her, and bring her home again after she has committed adultery.
Adultery is physical and spiritual, and sad to say, God’s people commit both of them. Anytime someone is physically sexual with someone’s wife or husband, it’s considered adultery by God, the one who ordained marriage. When leaving the doctrine of the Bible and believing other doctrine is spiritual adultery, the written word of God. Because of the rejection of the word of God, it has reproduced many illegitimate children professing Christianity, but shows a form of godliness, but denies the power of what true Christianity will and can produce. We have Sunday Christians and holiday Christians whose only contact with God or His word is when they attend church during those days. They don’t have a personal relationship with Him outside of church.
Some religions believe in one God, and not the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Some believe Jesus previously lived on earth, and He was Michael, the archangel. Some believe they can earn their salvation. Some believe God was once man, He had a physical body and a wife. Some believe Jesus has a Father and mother. Some believe Jesus is the son of Zechariah. Some believe Jesus was a prophet, just a man. Some believe there are many ways to God, not just one, and some believe that Jesus will not return for the His church. Some believe they can live any way they desire and still have entrance into heaven in which all of these are Biblically incorrect. The Bible is the true doctrine of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the only book you can read, and it will change your life without a five or ten step program. The Bible is the written word of God, and it’s spirit and the truth for those who are seeking the truth and not a religion.
The Bible is our instructions to reach God, how to accept salvation, receive sanctification and the Holy Spirit. How to be a Christian, mother, father, child, minister, and people of God. If we follow the instructions of the Bible, it will change our life and it will give us an entrance to heaven. We can’t serve God and serve self doctrine and man’s doctrine, it’s God way or no way. Don’t be like Gomer, it’s only one God. We can only serve one God, the Father, when we submit to Him and His word, then we can accept the teaching of Jesus (For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother – Mark 3:35). (For God sent not His Son into the world not to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved – John 3:17). (For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son – John 5:22). (Behold, I come quickly, blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book [Bible] Revelation 22:7).