Serving a Holy God
Chapter two starts with the Lord's response to Israel's decision to follow their own way and to abandon the Lord. The Lord is only able to use His righteous justice to discipline the Israelites due to their sin and rebellion against Him. Today it is very sad to hear ministers and Christian Leaders say that it is all about grace and that the Lord does not discipline due to Yeshua taking our sin and dying for us. If that is correct, the Lord God Almighty has changed and then the Bible cannot be true. In other words we can sin, get involved in idolatry do what we like and we will not reap any consequences or discipline due to God's grace. This is NOT correct and you will not find this in the Tenach (Old Testament) or in the Brit Chadashah (New Testament) Even if we are redeemed by what Yeshua did for you and for me it does not mean we can sin and get away with it.