Notes: Hosea to Malachi

HOSEA 1:1-3:5  -  ‘Hosea’ means ‘salvation’. Married to ‘an adulterous wife’, Hosea spoke with great compassion to  ‘the land’ which was ‘guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the Lord’ (1:2). He  brought God’s Word of love to the people: ‘I will show My love to the one I called, “Not My loved one”’. …

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Accepted By God

We speak about "accepting Christ as our Saviour." There's something more wonderful than our accepting the Lord. He accepts us. This is "the wonderful grace of Jesus." It's "greater than all our sin." In God's eyes, we're unacceptable. We can never change that. No matter how much we try to make ourselves acceptable to God, …

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I am here.

"Cry, and the Lord will answer; call, and he will say, 'I am here'" (Isaiah 58:9). When Isaiah wrote about "Immanuel" - God with us (Isaiah 7:14), there was a longing for the presence of God. When Jesus was born, God came to us - to be "with us" (Matthew 1:23).