And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”- Hosea 3:1

Poor Hosea received another command from the Lord: “Go again and love a woman who is an adulteress.” God directed Hosea to go back to his wife once again – the word “again” really impresses me! – and redeem her. Please note that Gomer was with another man at that very moment. It wasn´t something from her past. It was in the present. Yet Hosea was commanded to go back to her and love her and to buy her for the slavery of her sin. Sounds familiar?

Why did God command Hosea to go back to his still-unfaithful wife? Not only for the sake of Hosea and his wife Gomer but also so they would become a living lesson of the Lord’s relationship with His people. They were steeped in spiritual adultery, yet the Lord still loved them.

Thinking of the greatness of God’s love and compassion towards us should make us much more loving, compassionate, and forgiving towards others. He forgives us over and over again. We should do the same with those He has placed around us.

Dear Father, help me forgive others as You forgive my many sins every single day. Help me have a heart full of love and mercy towards others. Amen.

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Angela Perritt

Angela Perritt

Angela Perritt is the founder and director of, a nonprofit online Bible study ministry reaching thousands of women in over two hundred countries around the world with God’s Word through their translated Bible studies. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas with their three daughters. Angela is passionate about God’s Word and believes one woman in God’s Word can change a family, community and ultimately a nation. Her greatest joy is to encourage her children and others to love God greatly with their lives one day at a time. You can connect with her on Instagram.

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