“I will make you my wife forever; showing you righteousness and justice,unfailing love and compassion. I will be faithful to you and make you mine,and you will finally know me as the Lord.” (Hosea 2:19-20, NLT)
“Throughout the book of Hosea, God speaks to Israel, His chosen people, who have fallen away and worshipped other gods. They were unfaithful, breaking the covenant God made with them. The Lord continually compares Israel to a straying wife committing adultery against Him.
But the most astonishing thing is that you are also betrothed to Him to be His bride – beautiful, pure, honored, and cherished. God offers to purify those who enter into a covenant with Him. His wedding gift to you is righteousness, justice, love, compassion, and faithfulness. In all of these things, He never fails or falters.
Rejoice! For you are God’s forever-bride.
Prayer: Lord, You are the ultimate lover of my soul. Even when I am unfaithful, You remain faithful. Thank you for pursuing me.”
(taken from Daily Wisdom for Women, 2018 Devotional Collection, December 10)