1 Peter 1:1-12. The apostle Paul was greeting his fellow elect pilgrims of the dispersia and reminded them of their heavenly inheritance, as they were living before God their Father.
Hosea 1. God told Hosea to marry a harlot. She gave birth to three children, given negative sounding names. In spite of this God promises the restoration of Israel.
Hosea 2 tells of God’s unfaithful people, how they are punished and restored, and finally to be shown unmerited mercy.
Psalm 115 through Psalm 118 are part of the Hallel (praise) Psalms and are sung after the Passover meal. Psalm 115 gives praise that the Lord is our help and shield. Not so the heathens, their idols are worthless.
Psalm 116. The Lord heard my prayers, I will pay my vow of gratitude with the sacrifice of praise.