From: Amit Bansil
My first reaction to this passage was that God, as he is portrayed here, seems very angry and unforgiving: "And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance." On closer inspection, however, he has every right to be angry: his people are performing "sorceries," creating "carved images," and other offenses. Yet, in spite of this, he has preserved "a remnant," all of us who have been saved through Jesus and are scattered around the world and "among the nations." Thus, ultimately, we are reminded of God's radical forgiveness.
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