Isaiah 1:1-4: "Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against Me; The ox knows its owner And the donkey its master’s crib; But Israel does not know, My people do not consider.” Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the LORD, They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward."
Some of us as mothers have thought or spoken to our errant children in our exasperation, “I endured 9 hours of labor to bring you into this world, and this is how you repay me?” Well, God’s relationship to you is much closer even than that. The betrayal is deeper, when we violate our Creator’s design for us, revealed in His Word.