The most damning of all words is declared against Israel—GUILTY. They violated all of God’s standards, His precepts, His law, His expectations, His covenants. They were guilty and God was issuing His statements of judgment against them. They went from a blessed people to a punished people. God is patient and slow to anger, we should be grateful for that, but when His patience has run its course, His justice is sure and swift. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry and holy God.