6:3 press on to know the Lord. Like the call to return (v. 1), the call to true knowledge of the Lord is central to Hosea’s message (2:8, 20; 4:1, 6; 5:4; 6:6). See Introduction: Characteristics and Themes.
as the dawn . . . as the showers. These similes compare God’s reliability to the recurrent events of nature.