“Sons I have reared and brought up, but they have revolted against Me. An ox knows its owner, and a donkey its master’s manger, but Israel does not know, My people do not understand” (Isaiah 1:2-3).
Whether it’s a child rebelling against a parent or God’s children revolting against him, such acts stand in opposition to nature. Even the most lowly of beasts, the ox and the donkey, recognize and are drawn to the master who feeds them. It is a confounding mystery as to why we run from the One whose entire salvation history is but a tireless effort to draw us to him and to create a wanting to be his children.