As infinite as His righteousness and judgment is the endless mercy of God's grace.
I often wonder at the depth of sin an disobedience of the Israelites throughout the Old Testament. But as I look at my own society and even my own heart, I can comprehend the dark path that sin can lead a person down - even one who has walked closely with God. What is incomprehensible to my human heart and mind is the vastness of God's love and mercy! Murder, adultery, idolatry, child sacrifice... The list of heinous sin Israel was involved in is deep and dark, just as it is in our society today. But when the Israelites turned away from their sin, God in His mercy restored them to their promised place of favor.
No matter how dark my own path, when I repent and humbly turn to God, He stands ready to forgive and restore my relationship with my Creator. After 45 years of walking with Jesus, I continue to stand in awe at such fathomless love and mercy that is offered new to me every morning.
"How deep the Father's love for us. How vast beyond all measure, that He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure...." (Take a moment to follow this link....)