The domestic life of Hosea portrays the unfaithfulness of Israel. His wife named Gomer was unfaithful and so was Israel to God. As pointed out in Hosea 2:1-13, Gomer leaves Hosea because she thinks her lovers can best provide for her happiness, needs, and desires.
Gomer’s path to true happiness will be blocked and her life will be made difficult so she will acknowledge that it was Hosea that best provided for her happiness, needs, and desires. This will result in Gomer returning to him for her rewards.
In many ways, some are like Gomer because they look for happiness, needs, and desires from this world rather than from God. What is more rewarding in life? Is it nice houses, cars, and cloths? Or is it waking up early, studying His Word, praying, and depending on Him as we step ahead throughout our day?
Lord, we come to you today asking for forgiveness for there are times that we are like Gomer. We look for contentment within this world. Help us today to understand that it is You that provides all we need; the everlasting life of true happiness with You. In Jesus Name. Amen.