Illustration from the Nuremberg Chronicle of the destruction of Jerusalem under the Babylonian rule
By Pastor Glem Melo
Today at Kagay-an Reformed Church:
GOD GOES TO COURT WITH HIS COVENANT-BREAKING CHILDREN
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the LORD, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. (Isaiah 1:2-4)
- In the covenant, a legal father-children relationship is established between God and His people.
- In the covenant, God and His people are legally obligated to mutual love, loyalty and faithfulness.
- Covenant-breaking incurs covenant wrath.
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