Hosea’s Passionate Lover

Hos 1:2 And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms:

Hos 1:3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim;

Why would God instruct Hosea to do such a thing? What better way for Hosea to prophecy to Israel of the pain that God was experiencing due to her unfaithfulness than to experience it himself first hand? He could then more effectively communicate to Israel God’s love for her and the impending doom should she not repent of her unfaithfulness.

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