The compassion of our God is not dependent upon our behavior.
Compassion is defined as a deep sympathy, a sorrow for one stricken by misfortune accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
No where in the definition do we find cause and effect. The one suffering could actually be wandering in self-inflicted pain, yet they still can be the object of compassion. This was the case of Israel under the reign of yet another king who walked in evil ways.
But like the definition, our God sees past a wrong leader to the hearts of those led astray; those who suffer from the higher evil over them. And He saw that they had no one to rescue them. There was no wise guide or prophet available for Him to call.
So even in the midst of an evil king's life, God can work good for His people. For He made a covenant... a promise not to blot out the name of Israel. And our God is the most faithful at keeping His promises.
How grateful I am, that no matter our circumstance... no matter our leadership, we can rely on the deliverance of Our Compassionate Keeper.
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