Tampering with the Sacred

One’s property for an Israelite was one’s inheritance. To tamper with this was to touch something sacred. Deuteronomy 27:17 proclaims, “Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor’s landmark.”

The wickedness of idolatry described in today’s passage tampers with the sacred boundaries of worshiping the Lord alone. Other interests, passions, and gods have come on the scene displacing the only spouse of the soul there is.

Reflect on forms of idolatry in your life. Repent. Cast them out in the name of the One who longs to share the divine inheritance with you. It is an affront to the living God to be indifferent to God’s love.

Hosea 5

This is the fourth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets.
During this season we read Hosea.

For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting Firestarters from the original version of The Bible Through the Seasons. 

2 thoughts on “Tampering with the Sacred

  1. When I was young I remember how my mother loved Jesus, no doubt; however I relate more to Israel in Hosea than a faithful relationship with the Jesus of many in my heritage. One wonderful day in my adult life, I repented, I sought Jesus and began to beg for His favor in my life!
    Hosea 5:15 I will leave so that I can return to my place, until they pay for their deeds, until they seek me. In their distress, they will beg for my favor.
    The Good News is He wanted back even though I had acted like a prostitute, His leaving me to my own was an act of love that helped me come to my senses, his favor now rests on me as He always intended and I am His forever. I care no more for anything that would draw me from the greatest love of my life for He is more valuable than all the Earth and everything in it!


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