Chapter 18 is a powerful chapter but it is defiantly one of hope. Sin is punished and the punishment goes to the one who committed the sin. The tree people in the story show who are responsible but it also shows repentance. At any time, god’s people could turn from their wicked ways and return to God. God is a God of mercy. He does not enjoy the punishments of the wicked. His hope is that all would turn to him.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.