Louise Hernan wrote the poem, “Even when I’m angry, I love you just the same. No matter what’s between us, That will never change.” Is God bound to love and forgive you all the time? Or, is God bound to love you but get angry at you some of the time? I submit that God is bound to love you all the time, because God is love. But God is bound to get angry at you some of the time, for God is wrath.
From Hosea 11, we learn two things this morning. God’s love is a character of God. God’s wrath is a response of God’s holiness. Let us dig deeper into these concepts.