“If the LORD had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have let us hear things like this at this time.” (13:23)
This nameless woman is right. At this time, Israel was very fortunate to not be wiped out. But, really, not much separates us/now from them/then. We only have more evidence of God’s astounding grace.
“So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.” (Hosea 6:3)
God is GOOD. This is my one thought, today. And I want to press on to know Him.
He doesn’t want to kill us. He accepts our measly sacrifices. He reveals Himself to us. He tells us stuff. Whyyyyy??!
He is Good, Holy, absolutely different than me. I want to get to know Him. More. Every day.