Today we read the final chapter of first John, the two last chapters of Hosea, and the first chapter of Joel.
John 5. Being born of God and believing in the son of God means exercising obedience by Faith. The certainty of God’s witness is : “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” There is confidence and compassion in prayer, We must follow the true one and reject the false. And so the letter ends: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”
Hosea 13. The LORD shows His anger and there will be judgment on Israel.
Hosea 14. God promises that when Israel repents it will be restored.
Joel 1. The Word of the LORD tells Joel of the great locust attack, the drought and the land laid waste. Lament for the land, for the day of the LORD is near.