22 For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own.
God did not choose Israel to be his people because they deserved it. He chose them so that they might be the channel of blessing to all people. God chose the people of Israel, and he would never abandon them. They were a special nation. In their relationship with God, as any good parent will do, if your child misbehaves, there needs to be discipline to bring that child back into right behavior and relationship. Israel is a child of God, and through time, Israel would need to be brought back into right relationship through discipline. When you know God’s voice, and you are a child of God, if you go off track and sin, God brings you back to right relationship because he loves you.