Book of Hosea The Gospel creates an intimate relationship with Christ that is like marriage. God calls a rebellious bride. (1:2-10) Why did God tell Hosea to marry a prostitute? Human nature is prone to unfaithfulness. . God redeems his bride from bondage. (3:1-5) God told Hosea to redeem his bride from the slave market. . All God’s people were redeemed at the cross. . God calls us to return. Turn away from idols . Turn to the living God .