Monday, December 9, 2019

Ezra 5:1-17; Daniel 6:1-28; Revelation 2:1-17

I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And you shall know the Lord. Hosea 2:20, NKJV

Hosea was honourable, but his wife Gomer was not. In time, she abandoned Hosea to pursue her lovers. Gomer soon found herself in a desperate situation. She was deserted and sold into slavery. The redeeming love of God was illustrated when He commanded Hosea to buy back his own adulterous wife at a slave auction. After experiencing such love, Gomer would never depart from Hosea again. This story vividly conveys how Christ must feel when we, who have experienced His love, misdirect our devotion to other people or things. We are betrothed to Christ, and He deserves our full love and faithfulness now! —W. A. H.

O the rich depths of love divine,
Of bliss, a boundless store!
Dear Saviour, let me call Thee mine;
I cannot wish for more. —A. Steele