Sarah. Ask me anything!"I was disappointed by everybody’s reaction but later I realized that it is not us who can change people; it is only the grace of Him that changes hearts, and my reaction should only be love and forgiveness not judgment." I’ll say it again; God’s punishment is twofold. Firstly, our God is a God of justice so there has to be consequence for unrepentant sin. Secondly, our God is a God of pursuant love and grace, a God of second chances. It is only after we fall that God can restore us and, in the case of Ezekiel & Israel, God will give us, ”one heart and put a new spirit within [us]; I will remove [your] heart of stone from [your] body and give [you] a heart of flesh, so [you] may follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them. Then [you] will be My people, and I will be [your] God.” "To continue instant in prayer with all perseverance to the end of life, requires much care, watchfulness, and labor. For much opposition is made to it by the flesh, the world, and the devil; and Christians meet with many temptations to forsake this practice. He that would persevere in this duty must be laborious in religion in general."