Like an unfaithful wife she became filthy preferring others to her own husband. That’s spiritual adultery.
James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
Instead of turning from her corrupt ways, or even practice restraint, the pleading of the Prophets had the very opposite effect, she increased her wickedness.
It shows how very low a people can get who turn their back on revealed truth & learned to love darkness rather than truth (light) because their deeds were evil.
Therefore, judgment could no longer be held off, because it is God’s way of reproving and cleansing.
He delights in mercy, but when every effort fails, God must exercise His wrath. He could no longer tolerate their behavior. Not only were they destroying themselves, but their own children by their example.
In their disobedience they sunk to the level of Sodom and Gomorrah and in some cases even worse; so that there was “no remedy.”
Proverbs 29:1 “He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” But God!
THANK GOD FOR HIS LONG SUFFERING GRACE THAT’S SECURE. VERSES 60-63.
Worthlessness and wickedness was the reason for judgment on Jerusalem, and God reveals that in the future, in spite of their sin; He will deal with them in grace.
It is a blessing to know that God controls all forces of judgment He employs. Remember that our discouragements of yesterday will be our victories tomorrow.
Thank God He still remembered His Covenant with them.
Thank God, we have Jesus Christ…