‘You shall be My people, And I will be your God.'” Jeremiah 30:22
Even though the Israelites have continually been sinful and rebellious , God has a plan of restoration for them. Even though God allowed the Israelites to be overtaken by there enemies, as punishment for their idolatry and sins, God was disciplining them not forsaking them.
There is a difference between Discipline and Abandonment. Discipline brings learning and obedience. When a child does something wrong, you discipline them. You don’t throw them out of your house, you teach them the fault of their ways.
‘It shall come about on that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves. Jeremiah 30:8
The Time of Discipline was about to be over for the Israelites. God didn’t leave or forsake them, he was about to break the yokes off their necks and set them free again from slavery. Why? Because these are Gods children and he is their Father.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
Jesus didn’t leave or forsake you either. He said “Come To Him and He will give you Rest”. This time Christ is going to share your yoke with you! No longer are you alone, God came down to give you peace and rest.
Through Christ we are Gods Children, through Christ we are not forsaken or abandoned. Through Christ our Yokes are now easy and light in Jesus name Amen!