Today, we are reading Ezekiel 14, 15, and 16. Let’s go! Here’s what I am thinking about today:
Even when Jerusalem forgot her covenant with God, God did remember.
“God, the Master, says, ‘I’ll do to you just as you have already done, you who have treated my oath with contempt and broken the covenant. All the same, I’ll remember the covenant I made with you when you were young and I’ll make a new covenant with you that will last forever. You’ll remember your sorry past and be properly contrite when you receive back your sisters, both the older and the younger. I’ll give them to you as daughters, but not as participants in your covenant. I’ll firmly establish my covenant with you and you’ll know that I am God. You’ll remember your past life and face the shame of it, but when I make atonement for you, make everything right after all you’ve done, it will leave you speechless.’ Decree of God, the Master” (Ezekiel 16:59-63 MSG, emphasis mine)
After these judgments and prophecies about their blatant sin, God talks about making atonement for them and renewing their covenant. He is a patient – He will do the same for us.