Discovered: Fleeting Repentance

At the beginning of Hosea 6 is a beautiful song of repentance. 

‘Come, let us return to the LORD;
for He has torn us, that He may heal us;
He has struck us down, and He will bind us up.
After two days He will revive us;
on the third day He will raise us up,
that we may live before Him.
Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD;
He will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth.’

This entire passage is in quotations marks—in the Bible I mean. It's the people's response to the Lord's rebuke and discipline to their unfaithfulness to Him. Once the song has ended though, the Lord says this:

What shall I do with you, O Judah?
Your love is like a morning cloud,
like the dew that goes early away.

The people's (Judah's) repentance did not last. It came when convenient and dissipated with the morrow.

It's a beautiful song, one I wish to frequently sing from the heart, but I fear it's one that, like Judah, I often cease far too quickly.