Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
When you study the prophets an interesting thing is to notice how many times God tells them to do things that are living illustrations of their message. Here Hosea will marry a prostitute that will be unfaithful to him. He will love her any way and win back her heart and love.
That is what God will be doing with the nation of Israel. He will win her back to Him and be a good God to them. As you read the story you will constantly see how God tells Hosea to do something and then tells how what Hosea is doing illustrates the relationship between God and His people.
Have you ever thought that God may be using you to illustrate a truth that He is teaching others ? Could it be that God has you living out a truth that He is teaching. You think you are just living it out. Yet God is actually using you as a teaching tool of His grace. So let’s be careful how we handle what God is doing. in our lives. Let’s be sure to allow His message to show through.