“Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “But you ask, ‘How can we return when we have never gone away?’”
Malachi 3:7 NLT
I like how the verse ends with the fact of God’s people saying they haven’t done anything wrong, when clearly they have. This shows that God promises to love us even though He knew we would disappoint Him, doubt Him, deny Him, and claim we have never run from Him, when really we do these things everyday.
He knew we would do all of these things, yet still He chose to love us. Even though we think “we have never gone away”, He is still waiting there, with open arms, calling us to run to Him.
What a loving, merciful Father we serve.
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