Few things rip the heart out more than learning about your spouse’s infidelity. Adultery is a painful betrayal of love.
Spiritual adultery happens when we betray our love for God, placing our trust in someone or something other than the one true God. The story of Hosea and Gomer illustrates how Israel engaged in spiritual prostitution when she ran to other nations for the help that God had promised and that He alone could deliver.
The New Testament warns Christians not to act like spiritual adulterers. James writes, “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (4:4).