Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Blew it Big Time !
Interview with Gomer from the Bible

Gomer was the unfaithful wife of the prophet, Hosea. He was sent to warn the people of Israel about their adultery in their worship of idols instead of God. Hosea’s relationship with Gomer was symbolic of God’s enduring love for His people. (Hosea 1:2-8, 3:1-3, 14:1,4)

Mrs. Hosea, I’m so grateful that you agreed to this interview. I know this can’t be easy for you.

“It’s not easy for anyone who’s really messed up in life to talk about it. But it’s necessary so that perhaps others might learn from my mistakes.” (1 Corinthians 6:11)

Agreed. There are many theories about your relationship with Hosea. Some say that he intentionally married you as a prostitute, but others say you left him to become a pagan harlot. What do you say about it?

“I say what does it matter? The point is that I violated our covenant of marriage without thinking hard about the consequences or how it would affect those who loved me.” (Galatians 6:7-8)

In Hosea 1:2, the Lord reveals how your marriage was symbolic to His relationship with Israel. What do you think about that?

“Yes…this is true. When I walked out on my marriage, Israel walked out on God…and people are still walking out on God. We lose sight of the big picture, and we suffer for it because our sin always finds us out.” (Numbers 32:23)

You didn’t come back to Hosea on your own…he had to buy back his own wife, correct?

“Yes this is true. Just like you and everyone else were once sinners, but Christ died for you. You were bought back just like me.” (Romans 5:8)

Amen Sister. How does one come back after they’ve really blown it?
“They repent. They turn away from their sin and choose to wholly give their hearts to God. You know, God will heal and love them freely because He is married to the backslider. He never stops loving us.” (Jeremiah 3:14, 22; Matthew 3:2,8)

That’s a good word, Mrs. Hosea. But is it that easy? I mean just to return back to God without being fearful of being condemned?

“It’s easy because He already has done all the work. God bought each person with the precious payment of His Son’s blood. He not only forgives, but He cleanses from all unrighteousness. There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1, 1 John 1:9)

Oh, Mrs. Hosea…how the neighbors must’ve talked about the scandal when you returned home. How did you deal with the judgment of others?

“Yes, we can sin in private, but sometimes the consequences of our sins are very public. All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But God gives grace to the humble and will never leave us even as we work through the difficulty of our consequences.” (Romans 3:23, Hebrews 13:5, 1 Peter 5:5)

Thank you so much for your candid comments. Do you have any parting words for our readers?

“Absolutely. If you are tempted right now to sin, God will make a way for you to escape the temptation! Jesus was tempted in every way, but He didn’t sin. If you are a believer, you have the ability to overcome your temptations if you would just ask for His help. If you aren't a believer, believe in Jesus' sacrifice for your sins and be saved. (Acts 2:21; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 2:18, 4:15)

*If you have blown it like me, take the time today to talk to God. He already knows what's on your heart and mind--tell Him for your sake. God never turns away from a repentant heart. Give Him a chance to heal your brokenness and be restored to the One who loves you most.

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