06 Jul Hosea 2:19-23

19 “I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion, 20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord.

21 “It will come about in that day that I will respond,” declares the Lord. “I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth, 22 And the earth will respond to the grain, to the new wine and to the oil, And they will respond to Jezreel. 23 “I will sow her for Myself in the land. I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, And I will say to those who were not My people, ‘You are My people!’ And they will say, ‘You are my God!’”

In Hosea’s day, the people of Israel had turned their backs on God, and they suffered greatly because of it. The biggest thing that happened was their sin separated them from God. God wanted to heal them, but their spiritual adultery was keeping them from experiencing His unconditional love. Remember how many times you have fallen back into sin. We have been set free from sin.