God has many ways of sending His messages. He used the family life of the prophet Hosea to declare by word and action His warning to Israel and to Judah.
And she conceived again and bore a daughter. Then God said to him:
“Call her name Lo-Ruhamah,
For I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel,
But I will utterly take them away.
The daughters name was, רֻחָמָה לֹא. The word translated as mercy comes from the root, רָחַם racham. This was the first word God used to describe Himself to Moses. The word comes from “womb” and describes the love of a mother to her child.
But God had a different message to Judah. To Judah He would show mercy by bringing her salvation.
Yet I will have mercy on the house of Judah,
Will save them by the Lord their God,
And will not save them by bow,
Nor by sword or battle,
By horses or horsemen.”
We’ve seen the word “salvation” before and its root יָשַׁע from which comes the Hebrew name, Yeshua.
While He must punish Israel and eventually Judah, He will never break His promises to them. There came a day when He showed His mercy through Yeshua.
Say to your brethren, ‘My people,’
And to your sisters, ‘Mercy is shown.’
PRAISE GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS TO SHOW MERCY AND SALVATION TO ISRAEL.