They feed on the sins of my people and relish their wickedness. Hosea 4:8
Freedom is something that is cherished in most nations. People love to have their freedom to think and do what they like. No one really likes to be told what not to do or think.
To many people the thought of freedom is to be completely free from all rules or regulations. People do not like to be bound up in regulations on what they can or cannot do. With this in mind people have chosen to be free to sin and love wickedness.
God tells Hosea that the people love to feed upon sins and relish the wickedness of others. They were pleased when God’s people sinned.
Sin is not only rampant throughout all nations, it is also commonly promoted. People live upon sin. Trillions of dollars are made every year because of sin. This can be seen in the sin promoted in movies, books, television shows, music and more.
While most people see violent murder as wrong, they will go and see a movie that promotes a bad person who just goes around doing violent murder. It gives them enjoyment filling up their appetite for entertainment. This can go for other sins–sex, nudity, cursing, idol worship, defamation of God, and much more.
Often those in the church are being seen doing and acting in the same way as the world. They will also feed off of sin that is promoted in some way. They find enjoyment in watching sin occur.
God’s heart breaks every time He sees sin. It is not His desire that anyone should ever sin in any way. Jesus came to break off of the guilt of sin and remove the power of sin in the life of a person. The believer must feed on God’s holiness and righteousness, not on the sins of this world.
Ask yourself what gives you satisfaction in your life? Are the things, the sins of this world filling you up? Or is it God and His word?
Jesus said that His food was to do the will of the Father, not to eat of the things of this world.
Seek what is God’s will in your life and turn away from the sin of this world. Do not allow yourself to find satisfaction in sinful practices or beliefs. Those sins only bring about death. God’s word will bring you life.
I pray today that you will know God’s will for your life; that you will know God’s holiness; that you will feed upon God and His word; and that you will turn away from all sin.