God is wanting to show his amazing, unfailing love toward Israel while at the same time expressing how hurtful it is to endure Israel’s unfaithfulness. God pictures his relationship with his people as a marriage. But God is describing that he is in a bad marriage because Israel is not faithful to him. So God calls a prophet named Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman and have children that are born from her promiscuity to be a picture to his people about what he is enduring. In Hosea 3 we come back to this picture. Hosea has three children, some of which are not his. Hosea is married to an unfaithful woman. Now this picture of God’s love will be fully brought to our eyes through Hosea’s life. Look at the first verse of Hosea 3.
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