Hosea 3: Hallmark of a restored soul.
Memory verse: Hosea 3:5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days.
The third chapter of the book of Hosea was about how God told the prophet, Hosea to go again and love His wife, Gomar, even though she was still steeped in her harlotry – the way He loved us even though we are not willing to follow Him – because God had the intention to restore her from her whoredom.
The hallmark of a restored person is that the person returns and seeks the face of the living God. The people of Israelites as it was accounted of them, they were indulging in spiritual adultery – just the way so many people in this dispensation are also doing in one way or another – but God still loves them, He doesn’t want them to perish. However, some of the traits that God would love to see if truly they are restored is that they return to Him, seek Him, and fear Him.
The same thing applies to us today, for our soul to be truly restored to a godly, pious, and fulfilling one, we need to return to God, incline our ears to Him, and then will our soul live for Him [Isaiah 55:3].