She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.’ Hosea 2:7
Hosea’s wife was representative of the nation of Israel and Hosea represented God to the nation of Israel. She would chase after other lovers, refusing to stay loyal to her husband. He loved her regardless of what she had done wrong. For a time she would chase after other lovers, but never be able to catch them or be satisfied. Eventually she will return to her husband realizing what she had in him.
All over there are marriages that are breaking up because of one spouse searching for love in other people. They refuse to stay faithful to their spouse. The other spouse often gives up on them and gets a divorce because of their unfaithfulness.
There are people who have started to follow Jesus and go to church every week, read the Bible and appear to grow in Him. It appears to be going good, until they look back at the ways of this world and get lured in by it. They see, what appears to be the good life, in the world and begin to follow it. This is a prostitution against God, going after other lovers.
As a person chases after these other false loves, usually they cannot catch them. Chasing after fame, fortune, satisfaction, fulfillment and life, when not chasing after God, will always leave a person empty and catching nothing.
Some of these people will realize what they had in the beginning and turn back to God. They will turn from the false loves back to the one true love.
If you are one of those who have turned their back on God and chased after false loves, you need to know that God is the only one who has the perfect true love for you. He loved you before this earth was formed, before time began. He provided life for you for all eternity.
Stop chasing afer the false loves that this world is trying to offer. They will leave you empty and dead. Chase after God, He is the perfect one for you and loves you more than any other. He is always there waiting for you.
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will be faithful to God; that you will know God’s faithfulness to you; and that God will strengthen you to stop chasing the false loves of this world.