Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Prostitution Day 17

Good morning ladies. I really wanted to shock you this morning with a very graphic picture I found depicting a prostitute. It had great shock value, it was disgusting. That was the point, prostitution like our sin is disgusting to God. In the end I chose a very poignant picture of a woman selling herself. That is what the Israelites did after Joshua died. They were a foolish people who wanted what they wanted no matter what.

They sold themselves for pleasure.

Israel’s Unfaithfulness

11 And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. 12 And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the Lord to anger. 13 They abandoned the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth. 14 So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them. And he sold them into the hand of their surrounding enemies, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies. 15 Whenever they marched out, the hand of the Lord was against them for harm, as the Lord had warned, and as the Lord had sworn to them. And they were in terrible distress.

The people were in terrible distress. It reminds of the kind of life a prostitute lives, always in danger, always being taken advantage of and degrading herself. The Israelites prostituted themselves to serve the Baals and the Ashtaroth which by the way was just a wooden pole!

You and I have been bought with the blood of Jesus. Never, ever forget that.

In Christ Alone,

Jill

Judges 2:11-15 (ESV)

Jiller

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up"

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