Just a quick thought as I was reading today's passage...it strikes me that Israel really lives up to its name. When God wrestled with Jacob and changed his name he went from Jacob which means deceiver to Israel which means wrestles with God and it also means blessed. I see that name being true in the people of Israel. They continually struggle with God yet in the midst of it all it takes is for a remmant to call out to Him and He is there to bless them. That is encouraging to me, that God has adopted us into the blessings of Israel and no matter how much we push back against Him He never gives up on us. When we come to our senses and call to Him He is there to meet us.
Thank you God for your faithfulness.