We are All Prostitutes

July 7, 2011 at 8:02 Leave a comment

Hosea 3:1-5 (NIV)
1 The LORD said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.”
2 So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley.
3 Then I told her, “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will live with you.”
4 For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol.
5 Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.

Hosea had to buy his wife back with 15 shekels of silver, and a bushal of barley from the slave traders. He paid the redemption price. We are all prostitutes giving way to sin, turning to other things to cope. Side tracking from Jesus Christ for food, sex, control, safety, money, beauty and power.

But Christ died for prostitutes and made us pure and blameless in the his Father’s sight. Rest in that and live as a child of the King.

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