Big Idea: An idol is something that we look to for things that only God can give.
In Israel, idolatry leads to indulgent priests, ignorant practices, and stubborn people. Contrary to what we might think, the more priests that Israel had the worse off they were.
God didn't punish the women's immorality in Israel's day because they learned it from their fathers, so it was their fathers who were punished. So too, it is the husbands and fathers that will be held responsible for the fall of any culture.
“I saw Gomer as a sinner that needed grace. Just. like. myself.” Hosea. #iamgomer
Idolatry is the root of all sin. #iamgomer
"When we cease to worship God, we do not worship nothing, we worship anything." G.K. Chesterton #iamgomer
Do not think that you are okay because your are religious. Whoever told you that told you a damning lie. #ScandalousLove
We need the Word of God to be both the impetus and the content of our communities. #ScandalousLove
Worship was never meant to be convenient. It was meant to be done in community to sharpen us and pursue each other's needs. #ScandalousLove
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