Hosea’s story is one of incredible heartache. I know that when I read the story of a servant of God who is asked to marry a prostitute, then have children with her, then buy her again when she goes back into prostitution, I feel sorry for him. Yet the imagery that God was wanting the people of Israel to see is the same message he has for us today. Are we faithful to our God who loves us dearly? I know that if we ever knew of someone in Hosea’s position we would try to talk some sense into the wife and try to help her see how much she is loved by her husband. I wonder if we need to look in the mirror and ask ourselves if we are the unfaithful wife.
Tomorrow’s reading: Hosea 4-6