How long will you chase after someone who does not want to be chased? An hour or so? A day? A week? How about centuries? Millennia?
If you’ve been following along in your Bible, you will have noted long ago that Israel and Judah couldn’t make up their minds about whether or not they wanted to serve God. One king would do right in the eyes of the Lord and another evil. One would rebuild the temple another would tear it down. One king followed the law another made his own law.
Yet through it all, God still held on to His promise.
The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place.
2 Chronicles 36:15 (ESV)
When God has chosen someone – whether it be a group of people or an individual – He is persistent in His pursuit. No matter how many times you turn away, He will always want you back. When the world scoffed at Him, He sent His only Son as a sacrifice.
His compassion far outweighs your sin.
Daily Bible reading: 2 Chronicles 34-36; John 19:1-22