“When the Lord first began speaking to Israel through Hosea, he said to him, “Go and marry a prostitute, so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution. This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the Lord and worshiping other gods.” So Hosea married Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she became pregnant and gave Hosea a son.” Hosea 1:2-3
What a strange thing the Lord had the prophet Hosea do. But this was to illustrate what God’s people had been doing. As they went away from the One true God to serve other idols it was like they were leaving their husband to go and sleep around with many other men.
I couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to have a wife, who you love and have dedicated your life to, to get up and go sell her body for sex with many other men. I could not imagine the anger, rage and sadness I would feel. Yet this must have been how God felt toward his people Israel as they left him to go and worship idols and other false gods.by