Last night the kids and I read Jeremiah 3. Before we started I told them to listen for the gospel in this chapter.
After we finished I asked them what they would do if one of their friends was mean to them. And then mean the next day, and the next day, and the next day. Both of them asked why would you keep being friends with someone like that. So I asked them what God thinks about us when we sin against Him each day.
The Lord refers to His people as prostitutes in Jeremiah 3. They were whores just like we are. Yet, the Lord continues to give them His loyal love. He continues to give them grace. Oh wretched man that I am. Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God.