Just like Israel, the nation of Judah’s relationship with the Lord was one of extreme highs and lows. One year they would have a king who would cleanse the temple and begin leading the people back to God and the next they would have a king who would do everything possible to anger God and lead the people away from Him. Even though Judah was the definition of inconsistency when it came to showing devotion to God, God remained the definition of faithfulness when it came to them. When the nation of Judah listened to God’s call to return to Him, He rewarded their repentance with forgiveness. When they turned away He called them back again and again. Even when He punished them, He always did it with the goal of returning the nation to Him.
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