Flee Spiritual Adultery

13 “I will punish her for all those times when she burned incense to her images of Baal, when she put on her earrings and jewels and went out to look for her lovers but forgot all about me,” says the Lord. ~ Hosea 2:13NLT

Israel was living in idolatry (spiritual adultery). Israel went after the Baals and sought after other idols and gods, so they forgot the LORD their God. Today, the Church is no different.

We seek after the world because we want to be accepted by the world. We give the world our devotion, love, and friendship, not realizing that we are abandoning our one true love. James asks the question, “Do you not know that to be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God?” Christ said that He called us out of the world, so why are we so desperately seeking to be a part of it?

 God understands that we’re only humans and that we will fall into temptation; this is where mercy and grace begin to work. But grace and mercy aren’t given to us so that we can go out seeking the world and expect God to not only be okay with it but accept and celebrate it. If spiritual adultery angered God in the past, then it will anger Him today. For our God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

So, don’t be enticed by the forbidden fruit of this world. You have been called out of this world. You have been given the fruit of the Spirit that gives life and life more abundantly. The forbidden fruit of this world only satisfies for a moment, and then it kills like poison, but the fruit of the Spirit satisfies forever and gives eternal life.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Flee Spiritual Adultery.

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