Summary: This is the 2nd stuyd in the study "Faithful Or Unfaithful".
ATTITUDE (Part 1)
In our last study we found the problem of personal agendas. The Nation of Israel had turned from God over and over through the years. Jeroboam and Jehu had both done all they could to discount God and focus on their remaining king.
In this study we are going to look at Gomer, Hosea’s wife. Gomer was a prostitute. Gomer was being unfaithful to her husband although he loved her very much. To Gomer, Hosea wasn’t enough. This is also a picture of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God. To the Nation of Israel, God wasn’t enough. Proverbs 7 is a good example of the destructiveness of a prostitute.
As we look at Gomer, we are going to look at some of the attitudes found in one who is unfaithful.
You must take an inventory of your own life. Are you one who is unfaithful to God or are you committed to Him with all of your heart. Here is some of the indications of unfaithfulness.
What are you pursuing in life? Some are pursuing happiness, others an easy way of life, and others power and prestige. As our text shows, when we pursuit happiness through anything besides God we will be thirsty? Have you ever been thirsty for peace, joy, and happiness? There is only one Who can quench that thirst.
Our text also shows us that the pursuit of the easy life brings disaster upon our lives. Remember, Jesus said that the road to destruction is broad. Following the world is easier and even brings temporary satisfaction; but many times it leads straight to the “bottom”.
Have you ever “hit bottom”? Most of the time we must “hit bottom” before we realize that we cannot do it on our own. The story of the “Prodigal Son” is one of the best examples of “hitting bottom” and God being there for us when we have no other hope.
The pursuit of things or people other than God is an indication of unfaithfulness. Another indication of unfaithfulness to God is…
Notice verse 3. God is saying after all of your unfaithfulness to me it doesn’t even faze you. What would cause this type of attitude? Pride.
In the verse above circle the words I, my, me, or mine. These words are always a good indication of pride. Everything is mine or done for me. Nothing is ever my fault. It is someone else’s fault and if there is no one else to blame then it must be God’s fault. Has pride caused you to blame the whole world for your problems instead of realizing that your pride may be the cause?
Another indication of unfaithfulness to God is…
What do you feel like the proper relationship between you and God should be? Often times our perspective is that it is all God’s fault for the things that happen to us so He owes us. The Jewish people felt like God owed them something because they were Jewish. Christians often times feel like God owes them something because they are Christian. Remember, it is God who sent His only Son Jesus to the cross to die for our sins although what we deserved was eternal death in Hell.