See, your house is abandoned to you. And I tell you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One’!”
What a sad thought and pronouncement. Those whom God had set apart from the very beginning have so turned from God and angered Him that He must forsake them as He promised. It is hard to fathom. It must have broken Jesus heart to speak such. The patience of God does eventually come to an end; however, that does not mean that He will not be willing to forgive even those forsaken ones who eventually return to Him. Christ redeems those who return.
May I never be one of these. May my eyes never be darkened to my own pride or self sufficiency. May the Holy Spirit protect me from the terror of self deception. My only hope is You, Lord Jesus.