Paul says in Ephesians 1:3 that God “has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing.” What do those spiritual blessings include? One spiritual blessing is that God “chose us.” Being chosen is the result of somebody intentionally setting their affection on you, and the Bible presents God’s love as something that was intentionally set on His people. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than through the life of the prophet Hosea. So, today we consider what we can learn about our chosen status from Hosea.
And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me”