"Like a stubborn heifer, Israel is stubborn;
can the Lord now feed them like a lamb in a broad pasture?"
This verse really struck me today. It emphasizes the Lord's love for Israel; it implies His desire to "feed them like a lamb" and place them "in a broad pasture." In the middle of a book full of diatribe, the chastisement of an unfaithful people, this verse is an interesting note of tenderness. How often am I stubborn like Israel, and how often does the Lord faithfully draw me back to the broad pastures of His peace?