Oholah and Oholibah

Do you know the ladies Oholah and Oholibah? Let me introduce you to them,

The word of the Lord came again to me, saying:

“Son of man, there were two women,
The daughters of one mother.
They committed harlotry in Egypt,
They committed harlotry in their youth;
Their breasts were there embraced,
Their virgin bosom was there pressed.
Their names: Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister;
They were Mine,
And they bore sons and daughters.
As for their names,
Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem is Oholibah.”
(Ezekiel 23:1–4)

Oholah means, “Her own tabernacle,” which is what Samaria did, rejecting the temple in Jerusalem and establishing their own system of worship, which was a modification of the true worship.
Oholibah means, “My tabernacle is in her,” because the Lord put His tabernacle and then His temple in Jerusalem.
However, both cities fell to idolatry, a problem that they had brought with them from Egypt hundreds of years before.

Do not let sin get rooted in your youth, for if you do, you will find it hard later to remove it from you, and to remove you from it.

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Don Ruhl

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