“In that day,” declares the Lord, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.’

– Hosea 2:16 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

How do you view God? The book of Hosea uses the illustration of God’s people being depicted as a bride, yet they kept seeing God as their master. A bride is filled with joy, but a slave is filled with fear. The type of relationship that God wants to have with his people is not one of fear based control, but of loving obedience to his commands. Are we able to see God in that light, or do we still see him as a god who is never satisfied with us?

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