Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Israel, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
They lie down by every altar on clothes taken in pledge,
And drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.
“Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them,
Whose height was like the height of the cedars,
And he was as strong as the oaks;
Yet I destroyed his fruit above
And his roots beneath.
Also it was I who brought you up from the land of Egypt,
And led you forty years through the wilderness,
To possess the land of the Amorite.
“Behold, I am weighed down by you,
As a cart full of sheaves is weighed down.
As a loving and good father, God must discipline His beloved people, but He will never stop loving them or break His promises to them.
PRAY THAT ISRAEL WILL RESPOND TO HER SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD WITH LOVE, HOLINESS AND OBEDIENCE.
Sunset over Jerusalem