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Last time together, we began to look at how to align ourselves to hope, which the anchor for our soul to our destiny in the Lord. We began to look at Hosea 2 beginning at verse 14. We spoke about how the wilderness, the solitary times in our lives, places where God allures us to speak from His heart.
"Therefore, behold, I will allure her, bring her into the wilderness and speak kindly to her. (Hos 2:14 NASB)
God is the originator of romance. He uses many word pictures to convey His love nature. The most relatable are the ones that connect to our human experience. Alluring is a word connected to passion and speaking to us from the heart with openness and vulnerability. Our God is a jealous God, a possessive and protective lover.
Look with me at Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian slavery and how…