Through graphic imagery and real-life circumstances, Hosea draws upon the analogy of an adulterous wife to illustrate the state of affairs in Israel. God commanded Hosea to marry Gomer, a prostitute. Even after her adultery and prostitution, God told Hosea to “buy her back” and reconcile the marriage. In this message we see God’s eternal faithfulness to an unfaithful people. Eventually God would restore His adulterous wife.