Each king, just as bad as the last, people who have forgotten God, exile, plunder, Persia!
It’s a mess.
But God is still there, being His unchanging self.
24: 2 “Through the preaching of his servants and prophets, God had said he would do this, and now he was doing it.”
Life is messy. We make wrong choices or, worse, don’t make any choices because we’re scared. People hurt us, sometimes on purpose. Outcomes don’t look as grand as the plans in our head. There is pain, agony even. It’s overwhelming.
He keeps on doing exactly what He says that He will do.
The Lord appeared to [a]him from afar, saying,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
He’s still there, loving us.