Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 11, 2011

So...if you confronted unfaithfulness, infidelity, what would you do? If you were God, what would you do?

Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and I will make the Valley of Achor (trouble) a door of hope.
- Hosea 2:14,15 TNIV
What does Hosea do with his unfaithful wife? "I will ALLURE her." Not slap her down, not abandon her, but woo her with my care and compassion...with love.

Strange, yes? We who love live raised to be afraid of "enabling." Yet that's what Hosea chooses to do, to allure his wife, Gomer, to allure you and me.
Dale Patterson