There are times in each of our lives when we think that God is done with us. Perhaps because of a great big storm that has overwhelmed us, and there seems like there is no way out. Or, we have greatly sinned, and the consequences are greater than we can handle, and forgiveness seems like a distant hope instead of a close reality.
This passage can encourage us that for Israel it was 400 years before God communicated to them, this silence was brought on because of sin and idolatry. For us, we know God is with us as believers, always. And forgiveness is always close by. God is always ready to forgive and purify us. God does not forget about His dear children, both Israel and for those of us who have put our faith and our trust in Him for salvation.
- Assistant Pastor Rick Mitton