Pursued by Love

#30 True Meaning of Idolatry

Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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About Pursued by Love Series

Love is a force that is not stoppable or predictable. Love is unquenchable. The only thing you can do to Love is…miss it.

Devotional

For she (Gomer) said, “I will go after my lovers, who give me…”
Hosea 2:5b

The saga of Hosea and Gomer, in essence, is NOT about immorality. It is an illustration that uses adultery to paint a vivid picture of the true meaning of idolatry, that which so offends God’s love.

Whatever your source is, that is your lover. Where your pleasure is, there is your love.

For Gomer it was simply primal, very practical, need: food, drink, and clothes. Her adultery was not about excess or riches.

The one who provides you with the common basics, that one is your god.

Other Devotionals in Pursued by Love Series

Pursued by Love #48 God is Our Faithfulness #47 An All and Everything God #46 Eternal and Absolute Promises #45 Removing Idolatry from Within #44 The Restoration of Israel #43 Spectacular Miracles for Israel #42 God's Unfathomable Redemption #41 Our Holy Husband Will Pursue #40 She Shall Sing There #39 Love Designs Redemption #38 Treacherous Infidelity #37 Grafted to a Jewish Root #36 The Greater Light of Jesus Christ #35 The Justice of God's Judgment #34 Do You Worship God or His Gifts? #33 God is the Giver of All #32 The Call to Intercede for Israel #31 Only One Source of All Our Need
#30 True Meaning of Idolatry (Currently Viewing)
#29 A Jealousy We Can't Fathom #28 Then Comes the Roar #27 Selfish Me #26 Compassion No More #25 The Consequences for Leaving God #24 Called to Enter His Suffering #23 Holy Husband Deserted #22 Special Mark of God's Favor #21 Biggest Rift in the Universe #20 The Wife of God's Longing #19 Hosea and the Story of Israel #18 The Best of Human Love #17 God's Love Affair with Us #16 The Story of Human Betrayal #15 Hosea Shows God's Great Agony #14 A Wounded Husband in Agony #13 Loved with an Everlasting Love #12 Created by Unimaginable Love #11 I Will Love Them Freely #10 The Love of God Draws #9 Drawn with Bands of Love #8 Love, Authority, and Power #7 Love is Truly Unquenchable #6 Jonah and the Power of God #5 Speak Out of a Niagara of Love #4 The Origin of Truth is Love #3 Laodicea Will Not Need #2 When Do We Love God? #1 Humiliation, Not Nobility
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