The first time I remember studying Hosea, this verse was a big discussion point.
However, in the future I will allure her;
I will lead her back into the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her.
And every time I have read this book since then, this verse has always popped out at me. God is alluring His wife. This is not like man. When we are treated poorly, we want to do anything but allure them back to us. Why would we want to put up with someone like that? But God’s love is different than our love. God’s grace and mercy overflow. It is beyond comprehension.