Love Divine and Unfailing
After establishing the historical and theological backdrop for Hosea, Michael Barrett focuses on the connection between Hosea's marriage to Gomer and the Lord's marriage to his people. Though many were deaf to Hosea's preaching, even the dullest could see his grief, sympathize with his sorrow, and wonder at his persistent love. Hosea's marriage was a living sermon: what Hosea did for Gomer, God did for Israel; what Gomer did to Hosea, Israel did to God.
Michael P. V. Barrett (MA and PhD, Bob Jones University) is president of Geneva Reformed Seminary, the Theological Seminary of the Free Presbyterian Church of North America. He is also an ordained minister in the FPC serving as an associate minister of Faith Free Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina. His other works include Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament; Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel; The Beauty of Holiness: A Guide to Biblical Worship; and God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel.