DAILY BREAD OF LIFE…
WEDNESDAY 10TH MARCH,2021
WORD FOCUS: THE SURPRISE OF GRACE
TEXT: HOSEA 1:10B ‘…You are not My people,’ There it shall be said to them, ‘You are sons of the living God….”
The scriptures says “And in the place where they were told: You are not My people, they will be called: Sons of the living God.” Though the first chapter of Hosea begins with the declination of to the sins of God’s bride, it ends with some of the most hope-filled words to be found anywhere in the scriptures. It is what I can only describe as – THE SURPRISE OF GRACE”. Those who were ‘Not my people’ will be called ‘the sons of the living God’, how is God going to do this? The last word of this chapter tells us that ‘Great will be the day of Jezreel’, well the day of Jezreel as noted was a black day in Israel history; a day when many things went wrong. But God is adapt in taking situations that are dark with defeat and turning them into triumphs. Once again the Israelites would become “God’s people and loved by the Lord”.
The Almighty is a Husband who will not allow His’ wife’s infidelities to dampen His love – AGAPE LOVE”. If believers in Christ Jesus truly display this kind of love in our today’s world, a lot of thing will be put together like – no more divorce, cheating, corruption, adultery, fornication, murder, envy , jealousy, hatred, killings, etc. Psalm 103:17 says “But from eternity to eternity, the LORD’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him,and His righteousness toward the grandchildren. Joel 2:13 says “And rend your hearts and not your garments.”Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.
Prayer: father, I am not sure that my love is always equal to the task of loving well; I need your agape to dwell in me. May your undying love so pour itself into me that my love will be undying too in Jesus name.
MEDITATION: Psalm 103:17
EXODUS 21/LUKE 24/JOB 39/ 2 COR.9
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