"Therefore the LORD Himself will give you a sign:
Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she
will call His name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14)
Even though we tossed aside our true identity,
God gave a redeemed one by working through
various generations and people who impacted
all nations. This hinted at the big picture - that one day our relationship with God and the whole world would be forever recaptured through a once-and-for-all Savior... a Hero.
And so God did not abandon us.
He never does, in fact. Let that sink in.
Through His prophets, priests, and kings,
He longed for His people to stay focused on this promise.
To help this, the Lord led them into a Promised Land and revealed Laws to guide even the most basic choices.
Why would He do this? Perhaps because
He is consistent and good even when we are not.