“The Prophet And The Prostitute” – Hosea 1:1-11

I. Introduction To Hosea The Messenger Of The Lord (1)

A. The Lord’s Word (1a) “The word of the Lord…”

B. The Lord’s Witness (1b-1i)

1. The Name Of The Holy Prophet To Israel (1b) “…that came unto Hosea…”

2. The Name Of Hosea’s Parent In Israel (1c) “…the son of Beeri…”

3. The Names Of The Highest Potentates In Israel (1d-1i)

a. Hosea Prophesied During The Reigns Of The Southern Kings Of The Two Tribes (1d-1g)

(1) Judah’s Great King — Uzziah (1d) “in the days of Uzziah…”

(2) Judah’s Good King — Jotham (1e) “…Jotham,…”

(3) Judah’s Godless King — Ahaz (1f) “Ahaz,…”

(4) Judah’s Godly King — Hezekiah(1g) “and Hezekiah, kings of Judah,”

b. Hosea Prophesied During The Reign Of A Sinful King Of The Ten Tribes (1h-1i)

(1) The Days Of Jeroboam (1h) “..and in the days of Jeroboam…”

(2) The Dad Of Jeroboam (1i) “…the son of Joash, king of Israel.”

II. Instruction For Hosea’s Marriage Is From The Lord (2)

A. The Starting Of The Word Of The Lord By Hosea (2a) “The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea.”

B. The Subject Of The Word Of The Lord To Hosea (2b-2f)

1. Involved The Permission To Wed (2b) “…and the LORD said to Hosea, Go,…”

2. Involved The Partner Of Whoredoms (2c) “…take unto thee a wife of whoredoms…”

3. Involved The Product Of Whoredoms (2d) “…and children of whoredoms:…”

4 . Involved The Purpose For The Whoredoms (2e-2f)

a. Hosea’s Marriage Pictured The Great Whoredom In The Land Of Israel (2e)
“…for the land hath committed great whoredom,…”

b. Hosea’s Marriage Pictured The Godless Wandering From The Lord By Israel (2f)  “…departing from the LORD.”