15 But when the children of Israel cried to Yahweh, Yahweh raised up a savior for them - Judges 3:15a (WEB)
I have been reading the Book of Judges, as part of my daily scripture readings, and I noticed a pattern in the relationship of Israel with God. First, the people “did that which was evil.” Second, God sends some enemy against them, like the Ammmonites or the Amalekites. Third, the people of Israel cry for help, God hears the Israelites cry for help to God. And finally, God sends some one like Deborah, Gideon, or Samson to lead them.
Over and over, the pattern repeats itself, the people sin, their are punished, they cry for repentance, and God saves them. God always sent someone to save them. God loved them and God was willing to forgive them.
Jesus tells us that we should forgive each other “... seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:22, WEB). If we are to do this, think how many times God is willing to forgive each of us. God heard our pleas and sent His Son Jesus, to save us. What a great God we worship, that if we keep failing and repenting, we have a God that still loves us and a God that still saves, through His Son, Jesus Christ.