Exodus 34:16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.
Some back story: God is talking to Moses about going into new lands. You know taking over the promised land and being around people who did not believe in the Lord of Israel. This was a warning verse. A precaution if you will. A word of wisdom from the creator of wisdom. God knew why He said it. Regardless it seems like such a harsh word. To straight up call these daughters “PROSTITUTES”!
What exactly does the word “prostitute” even mean?
Google defines the verb of “prostitute” as:
Using this definition I have a clearer understanding of this verse. I think I understand what God is trying to say about these girls.
You know the way that we as believers use our God given gifts and talents to serve, bless and glorify Christ, the same way these unbelieving daughters used their gifts and talents to worship idols. They gave their time, resources and efforts to corrupted and unworthy lower case g, gods.
God warns Moses against his people coming together with these daughters, who would influence as women do. Three main points scream out at me from this one verse.