Hosea to Hezekiah

In the very first month of the first year of his reign reign, Hezekiah began a series of sweeping reforms, repairing the temple and seeking to bring unfaithful Judah back to her faithful God: “For our fathers have been unfaithful and have done what was evil in the sight of the Lord our God. . . Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the Lord, the God of Israel, in order that his fierce anger may turn away from us” (2 Chr. 29:1-11). He was endeavoring to correct the crookedness of the nation with God’s truth. In this sermon, Pastor Leandre illustrates the unfaithfulness and waywardness so characteristic of God’s people, that had compelled Hezekiah to action, with the beautiful story of Hosea and Gomer, demonstrating the magnanimous love of the Father for his lost people, who “like sheep have gone astray” (Is. 53:6).