RE Verse reading–Hosea 1:1-11, 2:16-23, 3:1-5 (day five) “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will live with you.” (3:3) In the Hosea story, we are Gomer. When she arrives home, her pride destroyed by the consequences of her sin, it is a picture of us when Christ first comes to adopts us, or when He comes to restore us after a period of disasterous rebellion. Humility is a good thing even when gained through painful experience. Gone is Gomer’s arrogance and independence. Pray ours gone as well. The rules are now simple and strict. She is to be sexually faithful. We are to have no other loves but Him. The promise is huge. He will live with us! May the Lord help us all to appreciate what a gift this offer is. May the hard years remind us to be happy that we are humbled and home.