Hosea 1:2 (KJV)
2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.

Hosea was told to go and marry an unfaithful woman, a woman who had known many men and would know more in the future. Hosea and Gomer were wed and their marriage reflected the relationship between God and his chosen people.

God was the husband to his chosen people the Israelites and yet they sought relationships with other gods.

Today Jesus has his bride the church. The very people of God who still place idols before their Lord, they still continue to claim to believe as long as it is convenient. So even today some of the church is the same as the Israelites were in Hosea day.

Dear Lord: Give the true members of your church the opportunity to be a faithful bride. To be able to put the things of the world aside and only follow and worship the one true God.

In Jesus name we pray amen.