RE Verse reading–Hosea 4:1-13b (day six) “A spirit of prostitution leads them astray” (vs 12) We are more complex than we imagine. Our actions are not simple outcomes of conscious choice. Deep within each of us is a very real spiritual battle–or not, for the soul conquered by sin. Jesus said, “everyone who sins is a slave to sin”. (John 8:34) Paul said, “I see another law at work in the members of my body waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner.” (Romans 7:22) Hosea wanted the people of Israel to look deep within themselves and see a spirit (real, evil and invisible) controlling their choices. He wanted them to see their actions as rising from the influence of the Evil One. Much of our failure is not ours alone. We have been deceived and used. Watch and pray, friends. The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. The enemy still prowls.