LESSONS FROM WOMEN IN THE BIBLE: “Gomer, The Redeemed Woman”
Read: Hosea chapters 1-6
Gomer was a harlot; even The Almighty referred to 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 messed up her God given opportunity, disappointed her husband and disgraced her family, but Hosea kept going back to her, referring to her as Gomer (my beloved). Hosea emptied his pockets to keep buying Gomer back from the arms of other men. God chose her as an illustration of His relationship with the nation of Israel.Perhaps you have strayed from God’s love many times, messed up your chances, and returned to a life of sin; now you feel lost and beyond restoration. Like Gomer, God will not give up on you. He is calling you by your name and saying “I want you back. I already paid the price for your redemption, come back to Me, come back home”. That voice of condemnation that whispers ‘it is too late’, belongs to the devil, God does not condemn you.
Why not heed 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 buy you back from Satan’s grip. There remains no more sacrifice. Jesus paid in full. It is finished.
“Come and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up” (Hosea 6:1).
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.