Hosea 2:19 and I will betroth you to me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion.
Vs 20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
Then you will know me.
This one is awesome so I saved it for last.
He has so much to give to us. He has so much about Himself He wants us to know. He is rightous and just, He's faithful and true. He's compassionate and abounds toward us in lovingkindness.
He wants to show us this about Himself. When we understand these things, it is a process of getting to know Him. And getting to know what all these things actually mean deep down in our spirits rather than knowing them with a limited, religious, shallow understanding.
And it is a process.
Knowing God's love when we first give our hearts to Him is different than knowing that love after He has put up with our sorry selves for 10, 20, 30 years.
It is a growing closer, a revealing, an ascention. As the bride of Christ He wants to betroth us in all these good things. And when we get it, THEN we will fully know Him.
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