In this world filled with strife, fear, and anxiety, most of us desperately desire to find peace (shalom). How can we find this shalom we seek? Ultimately, it can only be found in the God of peace—YHVH Shalom. This name of God appears in the book of Judges at a time when the Israelites had definitely lost their peace.
The book of Hosea is a love story. In it, the prophet dramatically models God’s love for His people and laments the grave sins of the nation of Israel. Little is known about Hosea or of his social status; nevertheless, we are provided some astonishing details about his life and the lengths to which he went for love.
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