God’s Plumbline & His Amazing Grace
“By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Eph. 2:8
In biblical times God often spoke of judgment on His people. He did so because of their waywardness and unrighteous living. Consistently He used the prophets to forecast His judgment and call the people back to righteousness. Through Hosea, He spoke to their idolatry and unfaithfulness. Through Amos, He addressed insincere worship and oppression of the poor. He used Micah to speak to injustice and Joel to deal with self-centredness. Zephaniah dealt with idolatry and Jonah was sent to preach against the wickedness of Nineveh. Of course, Isaiah and Jeremiah spoke to many of these issues.