[Devotional] IN HIS PRESENCE: Lessons from Women in the Bible: “Gomer, the Redeemed Woman”
By Oke Chinye
Lily: Hosea chapters 1-6
“Come and let us return to the Lord; for he has torn, but he will heal us; He knocked, but he will heal us” (Hosea 6:1).
gomer was a prostitute; even The Almighty designated her as such, so she was well known. Yet God offered her a candle of light to enable her to begin her journey of redemption from being a harlot to being a wife and mother. Gomer became the wife of God’s prophet, Hosea, but she returned to prostitution; she wasted her God-given opportunity, disappointed her husband and dishonored her family, but Hosea kept coming back to her, referring to her as Gomer (my beloved). Hosea emptied his pockets to continue to redeem Gomer in the arms of other men. God chose her as an illustration of his relationship with the nation of Israel.
Perhaps you have strayed from the love of God many times, missed your chances and returned to a life of sin; now you feel lost and beyond restoration. Like Gomer, God will not forsake you. He calls you by name and says, “I want you back. I have already paid the price for your redemption, come back to Me, come back home”. That voice of condemnation that whispers “it’s too late”, belongs to the devil, God does not condemn you.
Why not answer His call today. Return to the arms of your Father; focus on what Jesus Christ did for you on the cross of Calvary. Just as Gomer emptied his pockets, Jesus emptied his life to redeem you from Satan. There is no more sacrifice left. Jesus paid in full. It’s finish.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Ms) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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