7. Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
8. I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
5. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the illy, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
DOES GOD HAVE MOOD SWINGS
The book of Hosea is a love story. Via the tortured and tense relationship between the prophet Hosea and his wife Gomer, a prostitute, the reader is given a picture of the relationship between God and His people. Perhaps more than any other book in the Bible, Hosea reveals the fascinating, all-encompassing personality of God-He has a mind, a will, and real emotions. God is not an impersonal force or a mere cosmic presence. He really aches and hurts when His people turn away to chase after other gods. Like any jilted lover, God feels both rage and betrayal. The book of Hosea reveals that sin is more than merely breaking some abstract law of God; rather, sin breaks the very heart of God. But even when His heart is wounded, God does not react impulsively. He is faithful to His promises.