2 Chronicles 21:13 Prostitution And Murder

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But you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your own family, men who were better than you. 2 Chronicles 21:13

As whole in most nations the acts of prostitution and murder are not acceptable practices. These actions are looked down upon and usually carries a punishment if caught.

These acts of prostitution is done on a regular basis in every nation by many people, although not the physical act. People sell their bodies and lives to get what they want, while claiming loyalty to another. The desires are for money, fame, material thing, positions, love, family, recognition, and more.

They also perform acts of murder upon wishing people were dead, cursing people, abortion, and physically killing people. Many of those who do these things appear to be good people in society. Very few people look down upon these actions, though they are still wrong.

Jehoram had become king of Judah and led the people back into sin and away from God. A prophet had come and accused him of leading the people into prostitution and murder. They had prostituted themselves against God. They claimed to be God’s people, but worshipped idols.

Thousands of people attend church on a regular basis and claim to be believers. While at the same time, selling out their soul to their job or some dream not honoring God.

When Jesus died upon the cross, every believer became a part of the bride to the Father. They were now married to God and were to remain loyal to Him in every area of their lives. While still claiming this relationship with God and attending church, many live in purposeful sin and rebellion against God.

They refuse to hold themselves accountable to God and sell their body and souls to the things of this world, hoping to get more. They are jealous and hating of others, causing murder in the heart.

If you are a child of God, you are the bride of Christ. Do not allow yourself to be defiled by living as the world does. Do not flirt with the world. Remain loyal and faithful to God for what He has already done for you.

Do not allow your self to be able to be accused of prostitution against God or murder. God has given you a new life.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be dedicated to God alone; that you will not follow the ways of this world; and that your life will a sign of God’s great love. 

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Hosea 4:12 Consulting Idols

My people consult a wooden idol, and a diviner’s rod speaks to them. A spirit of prostitution leads them astray; they are unfaithful to their God. Hosea 4:12

During the time of Hosea, many of the people turned to wooden idols to seeking out guidance for their lives. They would use diviner’s rods to tell them the path that they must take. Even though they were originally called to be God’s people, they prostituted themselves out to others and were unfaithful to God.

Seeking out guidance from idols has not changed over the years. People everywhere are always seeking guidance for their lives. The methods of seeking are very diverse, but most do not include seeking God’s direction for their lives.

Following the lifestyles of famous actors, singers and sports players is one of the most common idols sought out. Most of these people are not living their lives for God at all, they are living for self and the world. People seek them out to know what to wear, how to speak, how to be famous, how to be wealthy, how to be the best in their field, what to believe, and how to live their lives.

These people are worshipped as being the best and knowing the best way to live. They appear to have everything under control. They appear to be living a full life. Yet, they are dead idols, worshipping false gods. Those who follow them are prostituting themselves against God.

Many believers and churches have fallen for the deception of following these and many other idols. Their first choice in seeking guidance is not God, but those of this world, those who do not seek God first, but themselves and the ways of this world.

Every believer must put God first in his life. When there is some guidance that is needed, he must be willing to seek God first for the answer, rather than the false idols of this world.

When you are seeking guidance for something, what is the first thing you do? Turn to this world and search for answers on Google? Or do you turn to the Bible and prayer, seeking out what God’s answer is for you?

Do not allow yourself to be caught up in the deception of this world, prostituting yourself to the idols of this world and rejecting God. Consult God for what you need guidance in.

I pray today that you will put God first in your life; that you will consult God for all your needs; that God will strengthen you to reject the ways of this world; and that you will be faithful to God. 

Hosea 2:7 Chasing False Love

She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.’ Hosea 2:7

Hosea’s wife was representative of the nation of Israel and Hosea represented God to the nation of Israel. She would chase after other lovers, refusing to stay loyal to her husband. He loved her regardless of what she had done wrong. For a time she would chase after other lovers, but never be able to catch them or be satisfied. Eventually she will return to her husband realizing what she had in him.

All over there are marriages that are breaking up because of one spouse searching for love in other people. They refuse to stay faithful to their spouse. The other spouse often gives up on them and gets a divorce because of their unfaithfulness.

There are people who have started to follow Jesus and go to church every week, read the Bible and appear to grow in Him. It appears to be going good, until they look back at the ways of this world and get lured in by it. They see, what appears to be the good life, in the world and begin to follow it. This is a prostitution against God, going after other lovers.

As a person chases after these other false loves, usually they cannot catch them. Chasing after fame, fortune, satisfaction, fulfillment and life, when not chasing after God, will always leave a person empty and catching nothing.

Some of these people will realize what they had in the beginning and turn back to God. They will turn from the false loves back to the one true love.

If you are one of those who have turned their back on God and chased after false loves, you need to know that God is the only one who has the perfect true love for you. He loved you before this earth was formed, before time began. He provided life for you for all eternity.

Stop chasing afer the false loves that this world is trying to offer. They will leave you empty and dead. Chase after God, He is the perfect one for you and loves you more than any other. He is always there waiting for you.

I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will be faithful to God; that you will know God’s faithfulness to you; and that God will strengthen you to stop chasing the false loves of this world.