Commanding the “Universe” to provide is a Lie!Hosea 2: 5 … for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
Who are these lovers who provide all the niceties of life? Some say it is the “Universe” ask the universe, or the source, or the force for whatever you may want to name it, and the universe shall ‘fill your order‘..” This is a form of magic, magical thinking, also called “The Law of Attraction”, and “The Secret”, or “Positive Thinking”. These are the lovers she is running after. She is turning away from the true God, making up her own god or worse thinking she is a god capable of commanding the universe to provide what is asked. She may indeed get these things, at least for a time, but at what cost? It is spiritual whoredom. And what is the end result?
Hosea.2.7-13 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now
For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal. Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness. And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand. I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them. And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgot me, saith the LORD.