Hosea 10:2 says “The hearts of the people are fickle.” What does that mean? It means that we cannot figure out what we want. In fact, when what we ask for, we decide that we want something else. Has that ever happened to you?
The prophet Jeremiah comments on our fickleness as well. He says, “The human heart is deceitful above all things” (Jeremiah 17:9). I know why he said this. It’s because we often do things with full control and complete intentionality while we are fully aware of the consequences.
Guess what? God knows this about us too. No, he does not like it. No, he will not tolerate it. He does, however, love us. He loves us enough to send his son so that even in our fickleness, we can have life.