THE FRUIT OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
And the Lord said unto him, call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel and she conceived again and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away. Now when she had weaned Lauhala, she conceived, and bare a son. Then said God, call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. (Hosea 1: 4-9)
This section is rightly called “the fruit of unrighteousness” for in this section we find Gomer bringing forth three children who were the outcomes of her harlotry. Her harlotry describes the actions of the children of Israel when they followed the other ungodly nations. The fruit of her harlotry was the idolatry that took place because of her departure from God. The first name: Jezreel, is described by God that He will take vengeance upon their former King Jehu who departed from God and spilled innocent blood. The children of Israel associated themselves with Jehu’s wickedness. Finally, God names the other two children which are sad indeed. The first child's name means That they can no longer expect to have God’s mercy. The second child's name reveals that God will no longer own them as His people; a sad to find oneself then knowing that they are no longer protected by the love and mercy of God because of their foolish choices.
That sickness is not confined to the nation of Israel. When we engage in actions and activities that dishonor God, we cannot expect to bring forth fruit unto God. The good news is we have a good God and despite our foolish actions, he's ready to extend his hand to us and restore us to wholeness once again.