There are some references in this chapter of Hosea to the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. Look at vs.2 where we read that on the third day he will raise us up. It reminds me of the song below.
If you look at vs.6 you will see a description of what exactly the Lord wants from us. "For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings." It is easy to make a sacrifice to the Lord, but harder to love God in all situations. It is hard to know God, but it is easier to know about God.
Vs. 9 once against speaks about the priests who have gathered as bandits and have turned their backs on the people of Israel. Again, Hosea speaks out against the leaders of Ephraim, the northern part of the kingdom, also known as Israel.