Do you know the feeling when you really like someone who doesn’t like you back? Or when a best friend betrays you? I think God was feeling that way when he told the prophet Hosea to marry the local prostitute Gomer. They quickly broke up. Really awkward.
Then God said to his people: ‘You are all like Gomer to me’
Could God say that about us? Do we put our trust in anything exciting that comes our way? Here’s how God responds. He tells Hosea: ‘start all over: Love your wife again your cheating wife. Love her the way I, God, love my people’ (Hosea 3v1, The Message)