RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day three) “they exchanged their Glory for something disgraceful. They feed on the sons of my people and relish their wickness” (vs 7b-8) Part of God’s condemnation of Israel was especially aimed at the priests. Priests were worship leaders, moral leaders–at least, they were intended to be. Many failures. They had exchanged their glory (their calling, their relationship with God) for disgraceful things (idolatry and immorality). They had become co dependent on their sinful people. In a tragic twist, they “needed” the people to be sinful. It gave them a reason, a purpose. Rather than leading their people to wholeness, they were stuck in a system with people perpetually ill. Judgement is certain at such moments. Along with other spiritual leaders, I am challenged by the question. Are we committed to the health and wholeness of our people? Do we preach sermons or do we make disciples? Our nation’s destiny depends on the answer.