children of prostitution

july-31

devotional post # 2094

Hosea 2:4-5

Hos 2:4 To her children I will also not show tender affection, because they are children of prostitution.
Hos 2:5 Because their mother has committed prostitution; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. Because she said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my refreshing drink.’

children of prostitution

The LORD tells Hosea that the inhabitants of Israel will suffer a loss of relationship with God because the nation has committed prostitution, going after the surrounding nations for their support, instead of relying on him.

Just as a nation is harmed when its citizens rebel, so the citizens of a nation lose out when that nation decides to rebel against the one who brought it into existence.

LORD, give our national leaders wisdom to stop selling their nations to the highest bidder.

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