I love this passage for so many reasons but I think the most beautiful part is summed up in it's first word "yet" ✨ I recommend reading this entire chapter to truly understand the power of this "yet" but I'll try my best to capture it.
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God is calling out an entire nation. He begins in chapter 29:13 by saying "these people come near me with their mouth and honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from me." That perfectly sums up the state of their posture towards God & it's a heartbreaking one. This nation of people were not even ignoring God, they were unapologetically rebellious towards him- it was horrible. However, their attitude set the stage for the power of the "yet..."
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Despite the rejection, the rebellion, the deceit, the complaining, and the distance of their hearts He extended a "yet" because he LONGED to be gracious and compassionate to them. He understood the why of their rebellion and distancing. He didn't condone it (which is why he called them out), but he did have compassion. Honestly, it blows my mind because if it were me, I'd be angry as anything at these prideful bimbos (who we can all sadly totally relate to).
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God is constantly fighting for us. It's truly radical and I love being loved by him and living in His "yet" ✨
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  • alexisreinselI love this passage for so many reasons but I think the most beautiful part is summed up in it's first word "yet" ✨ I recommend reading this entire chapter to truly understand the power of this "yet" but I'll try my best to capture it.
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    God is calling out an entire nation. He begins in chapter 29:13 by saying "these people come near me with their mouth and honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from me." That perfectly sums up the state of their posture towards God & it's a heartbreaking one. This nation of people were not even ignoring God, they were unapologetically rebellious towards him- it was horrible. However, their attitude set the stage for the power of the "yet..."
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    Despite the rejection, the rebellion, the deceit, the complaining, and the distance of their hearts He extended a "yet" because he LONGED to be gracious and compassionate to them. He understood the why of their rebellion and distancing. He didn't condone it (which is why he called them out), but he did have compassion. Honestly, it blows my mind because if it were me, I'd be angry as anything at these prideful bimbos (who we can all sadly totally relate to).
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    God is constantly fighting for us. It's truly radical and I love being loved by him and living in His "yet" ✨

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