God sometimes says and does scary things, especially in Old Testament scripture. When we come across these stories, too often we either shy away from the challenge they present or allow them to undermine our convictions and faith in a loving God.
The ancient love story of Hosea and his wife Gomer is one such account, as it chronicles the Lord's grief and pain as the people of Israel turn their backs on Him. In "Chains Falling: A Study of Rebellion and Redemption in Hosea," author and Bible teacher Jamy Fisher brings us a profound, powerful, and life-changing study of the Book of Hosea, showing how by looking deeper we can perceive God's ever-open heart even in the midst of His great sadness and absolute justice.
Through Fisher's six-week study, presented in thirty daily lessons, we see that to walk God's path is to hear His truth about our lives, even about our weakness and sin, and know he is never satisfied to leave us unredeemed. He could force us to obey Him, but God does not love us out of obligation and does not want us to love Him out of fear. With insightful questions and journal prompts, "Chains Falling" takes us through God's grief to the call for redemption and real repentance to our role as readers and leaders and, finally, to understanding that love and contentment lie in simply walking with Him wherever he leads.