The Minor Prophets Speak to Today
The Church that Boasts, "My Record is Spotless!"
Hosea 12:6-8 NLT
God's Prostitute Children say:
I Am Rich!
I Have Made A Fortune
All By Myself!
A. The filth under the quilt at the shelter.
I worked for several years at a men's shelter for Salvation Army. A quit lay on top of each bed and the rule stated it should be straight and flat before leaving in the morning. I glanced in the door before leaving to check for compliance.
But God help us if I turned back the quilt. The nice flat acceptable top hid disgusting filth: dirty night clothes, stained pillows. Unwashed sheets that smelled were covered with dirt and sloughed off skin even bed bugs. The smell could choke. Evidence of sleeping in their own filth.
B. God turns down the quilt.
That's exactly what happens in the passage today.
That is exactly what is happening around the world today.
God is turning down the quilt of America and revealing the filth we live in.
God is turning down the quilt of the new Russia and revealing the filth lingering from the past.
God is turning down the quilt of Islam and showing the evil and filth hiding beneath her burqua.
C. God is turning down the quilt of the church and revealing the truth about her claims.
The people are like crafty merchants
D. And as God exposes us he says:
New Sample Quilt by Sally some rights reserved @ flickr.com
bed bugs on the box spring by lauren some rights reserved @flickr.com