RE Verse reading–Hosea 1:1-11, 2:16-23 (day two) “Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife” (1:2) “Hosea is the story of a broken home and a broken heart” –Clovis Chappell. In days prosperity and moral decline, a young prophet (Hosea) meets a young woman (Gomer). She is social and beautiful. Swept off her feet by the attention of this young man with “the heart of a hero, the passion of a poet and the zeal of a saint”, she consents to marry him. But she doesn’t stay faithful. Perhaps his life and calling were harder than she expected. Eventually she drifts to other lovers and a desolute life. In the pain of his marriage, Hosea comes to see the pain in God’s heart. God is the loving husband. We are the petty, selfish, unfaithful wife. Do you hear His tears with every sin? As we study this week, we learn an important lesson. He loves us even when we break his heart.