But it's not just Gomer and it's not just Israel. It's the entire human race. We have turned our backs on God, we have worshiped so many things other than God. The God who rescued us from the pit. The God who sent his only son to die for us. And yet we run away from him for our own wild living. My astonishment with the Israelites can be turned right back around on myself. May God never give up on me like he never gave up on the Israelites.
Ryan Long's song Justice of the Peace is about a woman cheating on her husband. A metaphor for how we cheat on God.
I got your message on our answering machine
You said you’d be late again but what does that mean
It means I’m lonely after all
So I’ll be waiting here in case you call
I guess our telephone ain’t gonna ring
I found the note he wrote he says he heard you sing
So I guess your out with him but what does marriage mean to you
Do you wear your diamond ring when you lay down
You drop your dress you turn your head
You hold him when I sleep at home alone in our bed
Didn’t sleep last night waiting by the window
But now the morning’s come with a night time glow
You told me where you were I said you lie don’t you even want to try
I’ll take that ring back cause you don’t wanna be my wife
Do you know girl about the justice of the peace
He’s gotta bring one of us to our knees
Now I’ll go down so that you can come back home
Even though I know you’re gonna keep running around
Thank God it doesn't depend on me. Our God will continue to love us, rescue us, and forgive us. Grace.