July 7, 2019
The Book of Hosea – part 8
I drew them with gentle cords, with bands of love, and I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck.
This is not some choker collar but God’s loving restraint. What this is getting at is that God wasn’t leading them cruelly and painfully dragging them along the way as they walked. In fact God lifts the yoke from their necks and sets them free.