That human beings would be enemies to themselves, that they would cast aside their own soul is baffling to consider. But also, that God would stoop so low so as to plead his case with people is even more amazing. Yet, in spite of it all, humanity remains obstinate, refusing to acknowledge its own need. Thank God for God. Even in our persistent stubbornness he knows us, created us for himself, and continues to champion his case within us.
“Woe unto him who strives with his Maker” —Isaiah 45:9