Redemptive Withdrawal in the book of Hosea
- Withdrawal: 5:6;
- Redemptive: 5:15-6:3;
- God suffers with them in their affliction: 6:2, an exact foreshadowing prophesy of the cross of Christ; 11:8-9;
- Aikido-like self-destruction of evil: 6:2 is a prophetic foreshadowing of the cross which reveals that the evil lions (types of Satan and his minions, 1 Pet 5:8) by attacking Israel have brought about their own defeat and restoration of Israel just as they did at Calvary; 5:14; 7:9; 13:7-9; Heb 2:14; 1 Cor 2:6-8.
Hosea reveals that regardless of how adulterous His wife Israel is, God still desires that she would return to Him. He will always take her back.