Today we read the third chapter of first 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 calls Ephraim and Judah to repentance, for He requires mercy; not sacrifice.
Hosea 7. God continues to bemoan the iniquity of Ephraim and Judah.
Hosea 8. Because of Israel’s apostasy this will happen: “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:“