And here’s what happened. This is very interesting. God and Hosea got into this conversation about Gomer. And if you read between the lines, you can almost hear God saying, “Hey, Hosea, do you know where Gomer is?” Hosea was probably saying, “Well yeah, I know where she hangs out. I know the hotels and corners that she works.”
And God said, “Hosea, I’ve removed a lot of stuff from her. She’s gone over the edge and the ledge. She’s gone through the briars, and now I’m going to take away all the bling-bling. But,” God said, “Hosea, I want you to some silver and gold, some groceries and some clothes and, Hosea, I want you to track down Gomer. I want you to find your wife, who slept in all these wrong beds; I want you to track her down and I want you to get her this stuff. I want you to bless her.”
So Hosea obviously found one of her lovers, one of the last few guys who would have anything to do with her, and he gave this guy all this stuff; gold and silver and clothes and groceries and money and all this stuff. And then Hosea stood at a distance and watched his wife’s lover walk up to her and give her all this stuff. His stuff!
Well, the lover takes credit for it. Hosea is standing at distance thinking, “Man, if Gomer only knew the source. If she only recognized the source!” That’s some unconditional love isn’t it? I ask you, what happens when you are blessed? Who gets the credit when you get silver, gold, groceries and money? Who does? Do you say, “Well, man, I did it! I’m the man! I’m the woman! I made the company!