Like Choice, Like Passion
Both Isaiah and Hosea used the same phrase: “Like people, like priest” (Isaiah 24.2; Hosea 4.9). In other words, they refused knowledge. God’s word provides spiritual discernment. Rejecting this leaves one to seek fulfillment of fleshly passions because of spiritual blindness. A spiritually blind person is at the mercy of anyone who, recognizing this blindness, will make himself “available for hire,” so to speak.
The phrase “like people, like priest” is explained by the apostle Paul in his epistle to Timothy. He wrote, “…having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions” (2 Timothy 4.3).
Our choices are in line with our passions (i.e., lusts). This is a most revealing truth about humanity. It can be seen even in the choices of where to attend/unite with a congregation as the choice is going to be lit with one’s passions.