The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord rose against his people, until there was no remedy. (2 Chron 36:15-16)
The Lord gives us His Word for our sake. Our rejection of it and those whom he has sent and given for the sake His Word show the how far we have fallen and how callous our hearts have become. This makes the good news of rescue from the exile that much greater, knowing the condition from which we have been saved. Amen!