Second Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday Worship Celebration

SCRIPTURE READING:   Hosea 2:14-20

“Married to the Lord!”

14 Therefore, I will now allure her and bring her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.  15 From there I will give her her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.  There she shall respond as in the days of her youth, as at the time when she came out  of the land of Egypt.

16 On that day, says the Lord, you will call me “my husband,” and no longer will you call me “my Baal.” 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more. 18 I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground, and I will abolish[c] the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety. 19 And I will take you for my wife forever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will take you for my wife in faithfulness, and you shall know the Lord.