Go Get Her Back! (Hosea 3: 1-5)

GO GET HER BACK!

HOSEA 3:1-5

I. GO AFTER HER (vs. 1)

    a. Who directs Hosea to go after Gomer? ________________________________________________________

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    b. Why is what God is telling Hosea difficult? _____________________________________________________

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    c. What is the symbolic meaning behind the relationship woes? _______________________________________

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    d. What was the appeal to spiritual adultery for Israel? ______________________________________________

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II. YOU SHALL STAY (vs. 2-3)

    a. What way did Hosea get his wife back? ________________________________________________________

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    b. Why does this seem to us to be an extreme measure? ____________________________________________

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    c. The 15 shekels of silver (60 days wages) and 1.5 homers of barley (5 bushels) would have been quite a price.

    What does this tell us about God? _______________________________________________________________

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    d. What conditions were laid on Gomer as a result of her ‘purchase’?  _____________________________________

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III. THE LATTER DAYS (vs. 4-5)

    a. The symbolic meaning for Israel in Hosea / Gomer’s drama was? ____________________________________

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    b. How long will Israel continue in this holding pattern? ______________________________________________

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    c. What does God reveal will be the ultimate response of Israel? _______________________________________

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    d. When do you think this will take place? ________________________________________________________

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IV. APPLICATION: The idea that we are to pursue those who depart from or are alienated from the Lord and that

it may cost us something should not surprise us. Whose example should we follow in paying that price? __________

______ Can we do this esily or lightly? __________________________________________________________________

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