God uses the prophet Hosea to depict Israel’s unfaithfulness with a number of images from family and nature. Israel is like a promiscuous wife, an indifferent mother, an illegitimate child, an ungrateful son, a stubborn heifer, a silly dove, a luxuriant vine, and grapes in the wilderness. Yet, Israel’s unfaithfulness and obstinacy are not enough to exhaust God’s redeeming love that outstrips the human capacity to comprehend.

Hosea 1:1-11
What was the sin that God was using Hosea to illustrate to the Israelites?

Hosea 2:14-21
How does God deal with our unfaithfulness?

Hosea 4:1-6
What sins keep you from being faithful to God? Take a moment to confess and ask God for forgiveness.

Hosea 6:1-6
What is the purpose of God’s discipline in our lives? What does He want from us (v.6)?

Hosea 11:8-9
What attributes of God are on display even when we are unfaithful to Him?

Hosea 13:4-11
Instead of relying on God, who or what do you depend on more than God?

Hosea 14:1-7
What should we do when we sin against God? What promise did God give us as a result of it?