Hosea 2:19-20 Give It To God

Hosea 2:19-20 (KJV)
And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

This is a prophetical passage. It concerns Israel (all twelve tribes) in the Millennial Kingdom. But there is application for us all. The final verse of the chapter says in part, “I will say to them which are not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

I note these marks of those who are “betrothed” to the Lord:

  • Righteousness
  • Judgment
  • Loving kindness 
  • Mercies
  • Faithfulness

I take it that these are not the marks of those betrothed to the Lord but of the Lord toward the betrothed. The difference between the religious and the Christian (a true one) is this perspective. The religious always assign the work to the man. Biblical Christianity ascribes it to God.

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Hosea 2:19-20 Give It To God

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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