Hosea was a prophet (holy
man). The Book of Hosea is in the Bible (Old Testament).
God told Hosea to marry a
wife who was not loyal (Hosea 1). Hosea loved his wife. He tried to persuade
his wife to remain with him. His wife was not loyal to him. But Hosea still
loved her. And he still wanted her to be his wife (Hosea 3).
Hosea's troubles with his
wife were like God's troubles with Israel. The people in Israel were not
loyal to God. God loved them. But they were very evil. So, God would punish
them for their evil deeds. But afterwards, the people from Israel would
trust in God again. They would confess their evil deeds to God. God would
forgive them. And he would love them again (Hosea 14).