God’s chosen nation continues its spiral away from blessing as the Lord, in His mercy, sends prophets to shed light on the sins of the nation and call for repentance. Greed and lust for power plagues the leadership dynamic. Idolatry is rampant. The outcome… exile from the land promised to and provided by the Lord for His people generations earlier.
Is this the end? Is punishment, pain and expulsion the final word from the Lord? A detour isn’t the end of the journey… and the Lord doesn’t break his covenants. Nor was the Davidic Covenant rendered invalid. But its fulfillment is now generations away as God’s chosen nation will experience the full consequences of its choices for several generations.