Future promisedFuture Promised - Despite proclaiming judgment on Israel, God also promised restoration in the future.

 

"'Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!' declares the Lord.  Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel concerning the shepherds who are tending My people: 'You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to attend to you for the evil of your deeds,' declares the Lord.  'Then I myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to My pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply.  I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing,' declares the Lord.  'Behold, the days are coming,' declares the Lord, 'when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, the Lord our righteousness.'" (Jeremiah 23:1-6, NASB)