God’s faithfulness to His people and His promised plan of salvation is beyond comprehension. First the nation of Israel split into two different kingdoms, but the Lord was faithful. Then both the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah began worshiping other God’s, but the Lord was true and continued to call them back to him. Both kingdoms continued in their idolatry, so the Lord, after a great deal of patience and trying to bring them back, used foreign nations to punish them and take them into exile. Even then the Lord was faithful and promised in Jeremiah 25:1-14 (our March 23rdreading), that in 70 years He would bring His people back and punish Babylon. Last week God punished Babylon by destroying the nation by using the Persians. Babylon has fallen, but God’s people still haven’t been allowed to go home… until now.
Learning about God's Plan for Salvation at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church