It's hard to believe that God told Hosea to marry a prostitute. How vile! How warped! And yet He used this image of marrying a prostitute to help Israel understand the weight of their sin. Israel's actions toward God were the equivalent of a woman prostituting herself out behind her husband's back. Think about how defiled the marriage bed would be? And yet Hosea called Gomer back time and time again because he loved her. Did you know that your heavenly Father does the same for you and for me? Even though we cheat on Him with other gods, He fights to bring us back, and He's always waiting with open arms. It's an incredible testimony to His love for us. He hasn't given up on you, so make sure that you haven't given up on Him, either.