When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord.” – Hosea 1:2
How would you have handled God’s first command (above), if you happened to be a “Hosea?”
Single and righteous, Hosea was a chosen prophet of the Most High God, His mouthpiece. I must confess that while I have not always readily accepted every command of God, I usually come around, but God’s commands for my life have been nothing like that which Hosea received! Frankly, I’m not sure how I would have responded.
Once again, Hosea’s experience as God’s servant clearly reveals the truth that we exist solely for God’s purposes and glory, not our own. If we grasp that principle, then our greatest joy will be experienced when His greatest glory is achieved. Hosea lived for God, not himself, and his life was a message, a blank sheet of paper upon which God wrote a message for all Israel to read.
Do you want your life to matter? Do you want it to be a message? If so, then God must do the writing.
If you know that God loves you, you should never question a directive from Him. It will always be right and best. When He gives you a directive, you are not just to observe it, discuss it, or debate it. You are to obey it. – Henry Blackaby