Part 1: The Many Warnings of Zedekiah
Part 2: Humanity's Disobedience
And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy. -2 Chronicles 36:15-16
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the Law: for I had not known lust, except the Law had said, Thou shalt not covet. –Romans 7:7
He suspended the Israelites multiple times from the land but saved them each time through chosen judges, prophets, priests, and kings throughout the Old Testament. This all culminated in the final act of placing Israel and Judah under captivity. To show all His actions as a legal proceeding, God provided countless documentation through His Word. Therefore, God was being a very good Leader when thinking from the point of view of a manager. So, from this angle, we can think of God as a good, kind, and merciful Manager rather than what the atheists would have us believe: God as a monster.
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: for whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. –Proverbs 3:11-12
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