Friday, May 05, 2006

Hosea 6:1-3

Firstly I am on a hot sweaty bus on the way home just now and would like to commend the inventors of air con! i was in a lecture on 1st and 2nd Corinthians and the lecturer who is a pretty popular Pauline scholar mentioned some verses in Hosea in reference to Paul using Old testament language when describing the atonement in the language possibly for the jewish Christians who were more likely to make the connection, so for example in Romans 3:25 Paul speaks of the passing over of the sins. Any way its not really that I wanted to talk about, it's the Hosea verse (getting back on track): I'm always struck by the prophetic connection of the Old testament talking about Jesus, and the redemptive acts of God, and for me his is one of the most beautiful verses, Hosea 6:1-3 Come let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. He will revive us after two days He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before him. So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD his going forth is as certain as the dawn; And he will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth

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