Whore

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Recently, I started reading through the book of Jeremiah. Today I was reading through chapter 3 and was struck by a theme that has been carried over from chapter 2, that of the nation of Israel acting like a whore.

20-22“A long time ago you broke out of the harness.
You shook off all restraints.
You said, ‘I will not serve!’
and off you went,
Visiting every sex-and-religion shrine on the way,
like a common whore.
You were a select vine when I planted you
from completely reliable stock.
And look how you’ve turned out—
a tangle of rancid growth, a poor excuse for a vine.

(Jeremiah 2:20-22a, The Message)

Notice that Israel was whoring themselves out to both physical and spiritual things (“Visiting every sex-and-religion shrine on the way”). This has got me thinking, what things am I prostituting myself to daily? Is it something physical like a hobby? Is it a thought or an idea that is not Biblical (thus not of God)?

Perhaps this is a shock to you, especially if you came to this site looking for video game related material. Trust me, the content is here. One of the other purposes of this site is to stir conversation. So let’s stir the pot!

  • Are you, someone who has been made clean by acceptance in Christ’s death on the cross, whoring yourself out to physical things and thoughts that are not of God? If so, there is no time like the present to make things right.
  • Are you someone who does not know Christ but still feels like you are whoring yourself out to something? Perhaps its time to evaluate what your intaking on a daily basis.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be known as a whore to that which is evil and not of God.

Bryan

*Please note that the word “whore” is used due to the overarching marriage analogy found in the passages.

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4 thoughts on “Whore

  1. I’ll have to disagree with you on the translation issue. I think The Message is fantastic translation that makes reading the Bible understandable. I usually use it when I am having trouble with daily reading and just need something in plain speak. Otherwise I use an NIV to study out of.

    Not to sure by the rest of your comment, care to elaborate?

  2. Jon

    I really enjoyed reading through the book of Jeremiah. He really had a heart for the lost people and wanted them to repent. It struck me too how God through out the Old Testament prophets comsidered his people whores. I find that I too easily slip into the way that the Israelites were acting whether it be physically or spiritually. I think the easiest thing for me to do this with is TV (sports) or Movies. I just get caught up in the latest thing and then don’t spend time with the Lord or even with my wife sometimes. It is important to be reminded about, and to help us refocous our life!

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