Hosea 14

Section 15c: We come to a sublime and gracious ending that fully displays the depth of the Lord’s love. There is a sinner’s prayer followed by blessings that will only be fully realised for Israel in the millennial reign of Christ.

Good News for Sinners

‘This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.’ 1 Timothy 1:15 [NKJV] I Am A Sinner Admit this, and this verse of Scripture holds good news for you. Deny it knowingly, and Jesus Christ cannot help you. However,…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 109

Vengeance is Mine Surrounded by enemies, we ended yesterday’s psalm on a note of confidence in the Lord to act against the enemies. In today’s psalm we hear the psalmist’s prayer for his enemies to be avenged. There is no doubt that on this occasion the psalmist is David, and he has one or more…

King Ego

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day working with a homeless alcoholic we shall call Adam (fictitious name). Spending time with him, trying to get him into some shelter or hostel was not only eye-opening from the point of view of how others live, but enlightening concerning the underlying problems of the soul. Adam…