EB 669 Hosea 2 credits

In no other prophet is the love of God more clearly demonstrated than in Hosea. The message of God’s great love for Israel and His desire for reciprocal love is what the prophet Hosea delivered on behalf of a heartbroken God to a loveless nation. In spite of his announcement of the coming judgment brought about by Israel’s habitual national unfaithfulness to God, Hosea was also called to speak of the Lord’s free and faithful love. Using the analogy of the prophet’s own marriage, God pictures for us in Hosea not only His unyielding righteousness but also His tender love for that which is utterly abhorrent and His willingness to pay the price that would restore people back to Him.