The greatest of these

RE Verse reading–Hosea 1:1-11, 2:16-23, 3:1-5  (day three) “The Lord said to me, ‘Go show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites.’ ” (3:1)  It is when we are most like God.  It is when we are “conformed to His image” and therefore most satisfied and peaceful.  When we love.  When we give ourselves freely to others without expecting or demanding a payment in return. It must have been hard for Hosea.  So easy to get tripped up by past hurts and resentments.  So easy to live life based on whether he had received love rather than on whether he was willing to give it.  It isn’t fair. Only those who believe in God can see the wisdom and the liberty that comes from such a decision.  “But now abide faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”  (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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