I've been studying the book of Hosea in bits and pieces since July. The Scripture says nothing at all about how Hosea felt about what God asked him to do.
We know he was obedient. But how much did he grasp right away of God's plan?
Yes, the Lord said "take a wife of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry..."
So he must have known. How difficult was it for him to do it? Knowing she had been with so many other men? If Hosea had family and friends, what must they have thought?
Apparently, sometimes God asks us to do things that others won't understand. God will use you in ways that go against tradition. How many of us are willing to do that?
Hosea was amazing. What can I learn from him?
That God ALWAYS has a plan. Nothing is coincidence. I can trust Him because He is trustworthy.