“When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord GOD, and you became mine. Then I bathed you with water and washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil. I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk. And I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck. And I put a ring on your nose and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour and honey and oil. You grew exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty. And your renown went forth among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through the splendor that I had bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD.
by: Kennedy Ochs.
Like the image we get in this passage about Jerusalem as an undeserving bride, chosen and provided for by God, we have also been chosen by God. He brought us out of a time of loneliness and abandonment and set us on a new path. He has chosen us and made a commitment to us. Even though we continue to stray from Him and distort the gifts we have been given, He remains faithful. No one has earned what we have been given by God, but that is the beauty of being chosen by Him.