Prostitute: a man or a woman who sells themselves for money or material items or pleasure.
Reading in the book of Ezekiel and throughout most of the old testament God compares His people to prostitutes. He does this because over and over we see them selling themselves out to idols. They have become unfaithful to God who has always been faithful to them. They turn their backs on Him and forget about all the things He did for them. God has given them freedom from Egypt only for them to be enslaved by something or someone else. In Romans 6 Paul talks about the freedom from sin. Think about this, are we not the bride of Christ, yet we cheat on Him every day when we sell ourselves out to lust or addictions or material things. You see, like it or not, anything placed before God becomes your God or your pimp. Things or people you put before God will inevitably control you and cause you to do whatever you have to do to get more. But remember, God is a good God and He will wait for you.
He says, “I will not leave you or forsake because I love you so much that I came to earth in the form of man to rescue you from all this!” There is only one control factor involved with God, it’s love. It’s His constant love and the free will love we can choose to reciprocate to Him and to one another. God humbled Himself and came down to our level to rescue you and me, to prove His love! That’s how much He loves us, He became flesh to die for us!
“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.”
John 1:14 NLT