Apologies for the delay
Prepare to meet your God!
The depravity of Israel and her kings as we have seen in the accounts to date, has reached its limit. God will not tolerate it.
God has already revealed he is getting ready to act:
On the day I punish Israel for her sins Amos 3:14
Then in 4:12 this is an interesting little line:
“Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel, and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel.”
Israel must be under no doubt where this judgment they will face comes from. Sure we hear that a nation will rise in 6:14. But once again we hear who’s behind all this “I am” says God.
Hundreds of years later God would come again. This time he would come in human flesh. This time Jesus would feel the full weight of the wrath of God. Judgment would fall on Jesus.
Because of our depravity the world would meet God. Jesus would come in human flesh and take our judgment.
Our judgment met by Christ.