Today we read the third chapter of the first letter of the Apostle John and three chapters of Hosea.
1 John 3. We are children of God, or as the King James bible calls it “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:” As children of God we do not sin,but it is important we love and show the outworking of love, for in it is the spirit of truth.
Hosea 6. God called Ephraim and Judah to repentance, for He required mercy; not sacrifice.
Hosea 7. God continues to bemoan the iniquity of Ephraim and Judah.
Hosea 8. Because of Israel’s apostasy this prophesy was fulfilled: “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:“