This week we want you to do a little Bible study. Read Hosea 1:2-3 and Hosea 3:1-5 and answer the following questions.
-Retell the story in your own words
-Why is this an incredible story of forgiveness and restoration?
-Why would forgiveness in this situation be difficult? What obstacles would keep you from giving this type of forgiveness?
-If you were Hosea, do you think you could have forgiven Gomer and taken the steps he took? How about if you were Gomer. Could you have received his forgiveness? Why or why not?
-How does this story relate to God’s forgiveness for us?Â How does it relate to our willingness to forgive others?
-What issues do you need to confess to God in order to experience His forgiveness? Do you have past relationship failures that you need to confess to God?
At your candle — Read Mark 10:2-12 and pray that God would give your marriage the strength to make it through the struggles you will face.