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HOSEA THEME There is nothing we can do which will separate us from Gods compassion and love I certify that I am the author of this work and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged PART I The book Hosea was written between 790 and 710 BC by the prophet Hosea The story is about the relationship between Hosea and his wife Gomer and how their lives parallel that of the northern kingdom of Israel There are several themes in the book of Hosea and I will discuss what I think to be the main one there is absolutely nothing we can do which will separate us from Gods love and compassion While the northern kingdom prospers monetarily its morals and spiritual condition is sacrificed The peoples of the northern kingdom have fallen from Gods grace due to their worship of Gods other than the one true God The following text describes my opinions others opinions and my observations of the book Hosea The book begins with God telling Hosea to marry an adulterous wife He does this to show the relationship of the Israelites adultery to God by worshipping idols and other Gods Hosea marries Gomer and they have a son God informs Hosea to name the child Jezreel because he is going to punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel Later they have a daughter and God tells Hosea to name her Lo-Ruhama which means not loved in Hebrew Once again Hosea and Gomer have a son that God tells Hosea to name Lo-Ammi which means not my people in Hebrew Chapter one ends with God describing how the two nations Israel and Judah be reunited under one appointed leader and one God
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