God is patient and long suffering, but there comes a time when He must discipline Israel in truth and righteousness. But He has and will never forsake the people or the land.
6 For thus has the Lord of hosts said:
“Cut down trees,
And build a mound against Jerusalem.
This is the city to be punished.
She is full of oppression in her midst.
7 As a fountain wells up with water,
So she wells up with her wickedness.
Violence and plundering are heard in her.
Before Me continually are grief and wounds.
8 Be instructed, O Jerusalem,
Lest My soul depart from you;
Lest I make you desolate,
A land not inhabited.”
PRAY FOR THE SALVATION OF ISRAEL.