A few verses stood out to me today…
When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife & children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery in departing the Lord.”
Are we willing to do the hard things God asks of us? I can't imagine that Hosea was very comfortable with this instruction & yet we don't see any record of him even questioning God (not even asking for another sign to make sure that he didn't misunderstand).
She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for I was better off than now.’