(1) What does God tell Hosea to do, and why (v2)?
How might we be unfaithful today (see James 4:4-5, Revelation 2:4-5)?
What does God tell Hosea to name his children, and why?
(4) For what sins does God condemn Israel in v1-2?
Give examples of how we see these sins in our country.
How are we tempted to excuse some of these sins as lesser sins? Does the church need to repent of some of these sins?
For what two main sins does God condemn Israel in v12-14? How might the former sin lead to the latter sin? How do we see this today?
What is the result of these sins in v3, and how might we see this today?
(4) The people don’t know God (v1,6). Why not (v4-6)?
How might we apply this point to our homes, churches, and nation?
(2-7) In what way are the people seeking the Lord, and why does God reject it (2:11, 5:6-7, 6:6)?
In what way does God want them to seek him (5:15)?
What application is there for us?
(1-3) What hope is given 1:10-2:1? How does this begin to play out in the New Testament (John 1:11-12, Ephesians 5:23)?
What further hope is given in 2:14-23? How do we see this play out in the New Testament (Matthew 9:15, II Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:22-32, Revelation 7:15-17, 19:6-9, 21:1-9)?