Category: God reaches out

2

The wasted years

In the last post, we were reminded of how God responds. God restores. Within Joel chapter 2, there’s a verse that I didn’t mention before, a verse that I wanted to have a blog...

0

God responds

God responds. God always responds. When the people turn away from their stubbornness and rebellion against God, He responds. When they are truly sorry in their hearts, He responds. When they turn back to...

0

A heart response

So having lived through a plague of locusts sweeping through the land, destroying everything in their path, Joel draws a parallel between this mighty invasion and the coming of God’s judgement. God does this...

0

One long love story

The Bible is not a collection of individual, random stories. The Bible tells one long story, the never-ending story, and the thread running through the whole story is God’s forever love. Despite this perfect...

0

Forever love

Hosea 11 is a tender image of God’s love for His people. The image of a father and his child. The father whose heart is irrevocably changed that first time he is handed that...

0

Love as I have loved

Hosea Chapter 3 is short. Only five verses. And yet the story it contains is immense. There are no details, no descriptions, no elaboration. The truths here are stark and hard to understand on...

0

A change in relationship

As we continue on through Hosea chapter 2, we see how God has a vision of the relationship between Himself and His people changing. Maybe at first it was like an arranged marriage. Promises...

0

A door of hope

Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.  Hosea 2:14 The story isn’t over. Yes, Israel has acted like an unfaithful wife...

0

Engaging with our culture

Yesterday, we saw how in Daniel 2, Daniel acted as a channel of God’s wisdom and power by recounting and interpreting King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream for him. In Stretch, the book I’m reading at the...