Second, although God put the Israelites in exile – it was through their own fault and rebellion that resulted in their exile. Perhaps you are in the circumstances you are in today through your own fault, choices or disobedience, or maybe not. Perhaps you are where you are through no fault of your own.
Third – I love this part. Even though the Israelites were exiled and scattered because of their disobedience, rebellion and hard hearts, YET God was their sanctuary even in their exile. This is a great reminder and comfort to know that regardless of how or why we are in our current circumstances, God is our refuge. He is our sanctuary in the midst of problems and strife. I hope that comforts your soul today like it does mine. What jewels I am finding in the book of Ezekiel. Who would have thought it?