God is a benevolent ruler and has offered us a pardon through his Son, King Jesus' sacrifice. And yet we reject it.
We devote our allegiance to causes, politicians, celebrities, and athletes... everywhere except to the one who can save us, the King of all creation, the God-man Christ Jesus.
God's people continue to reject their all-powerful and all-loving ruler in vain pursuit of idols and sin. But even in their faithlessness, God remains faithful, and the promise of a great King to come remains.