“Who Knows?” (Joel 2:12-14)

“Yet even now, says Jehovah, turn you to me with all your heart and with fasting and with weeping and with mourning.  And tear your heart and not your garments and turn to Jehovah your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and relents of the evil.  Who … Continue reading “Who Knows?” (Joel 2:12-14)

“Cry Out to the LORD” (Joel 1)

“Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament, you priests. Wail, you ministers of the altar. Come, lie all night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God. For the meal offering and the drink offering are withheld from the house of your God.  Sanctify a fast. Call a solemn assembly. Gather the old men and all the … Continue reading “Cry Out to the LORD” (Joel 1)

“The Ways of the LORD” (Hosea 14)

“Who is wise, that he may understand these things, prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of the LORD are right and the just will walk in them. But transgressors will fall in them.” (vs9) The ways of the Lord are sovereign grace and mercy, but transgressors refuse salvation by grace. This is … Continue reading “The Ways of the LORD” (Hosea 14)

No Turning Back from Saving (Hosea 13)

“I will ransom them from the power of the grave. I will redeem them from death. O death, where are your plagues? O grave, where is your sting? Compassion [against our enemies] will be hid from my eyes.” (vs14) The Lord saves sinners because He saves. He is not moved by our deservedness, but in … Continue reading No Turning Back from Saving (Hosea 13)

“Return, Observe, and Wait” (Hosea 12:6)

“So you, by the help of your God, return; Observe mercy and justice, and wait on your God continually.” (vs6 NKJV) God gives us three things to do in obtaining salvation and restoring our souls: First, “Return… by the help of your God”. This is something we must do. We must not return by our … Continue reading “Return, Observe, and Wait” (Hosea 12:6)