In the context, the “unplowed ground” in Hosea 10:12 is the hearts of the people. The New Living Translation brings this out by saying, “Plow up the hard ground of your hearts.” And the New International Reader’s Version renders it, “Your hearts are as hard as a field that has not been plowed.”
This reminds me of a stabbing quotation from Charles Spurgeon: “We are told that men ought not to preach without preparation. Granted. But, we add, men ought not to hear without preparation. Which, do you think, needs the most preparation, the sower or the ground? I would have the sower come with clean hands, but I would have the ground well-plowed and harrowed, well-turned over, and the clods broken before the seed comes in. It seems to me that there is more preparation needed by the ground than by the sower, more by the hearer than by the preacher.”
Wow! What an eye-opener!
God bless you as you prepare your heart to worship our Lord Jesus today!