Greatest Chapter in the OT
Passage: Hosea 3:1–5
Most people like a redemption story. People like Tiger Woods, Tim Allen (look it up), Justin Bieber, Martha Stewart, Robert Downey Jr., Lindsey Jacobellis (Olympic snowboarder), and many others have crashed and burned, literally or figuratively, only to see their dreams eventually realized. Their redemption comes at a price and it usually involves others taking a risk on the individual to help them in their restoration. There is no clearer picture in the Old Testament of the cost of redemption than what Hosea does for Gomer.