This past weekend we started a brand new series called majoring on the Minors. No, I am not advocating poor time management techniques. The series is all about the major things we can learn from the so-called ‘minor’ prophets.
Wanna here something peculiar yet incredibly awesome about my God? There were 17 decisions for Christ after a message on the life of the prophet, Hosea and his whore of a wife! I’m not kidding, read it for yourself. God tells the prophet to marry a prostitute in and to raise kids that she conceives in harlotry. The kids are affectionately named, Butcher Billy, Discardable Donna and Get Lost Gary. Actually, it’s worse than that. I threw in the modern names to soften it a bit but the names actually given, Jezreel, Lo-Ruhamah and Lo-ammi mean what I said! Man! Israel must have really ticked God off!
But guess what? God commanded Hosea to love his prostitute wife ANYWAY! Why in the world would he do that?! …
He wanted His people to see what they were putting Him through with their fickle ways, idol worship, immorality and self love.
The truly amazing thing?
God loved them anyway.
He loves you too…
17 people now a part of the family of God who were hellbounders the day before.
Can it get any better than that?
Yes, we ain’t seen nothing yet!