“I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, declares the LORD, that they might be for me a people, a name, a praise, and a glory …” (v11). Just as God had called Adam and Eve to be His image-bearers, He then called out Israel to be His special people and demonstrate what it looked like to walk with Him. However, “they would not listen” (v11). Israel failed, just as Adam and Eve failed.
“How long will it be before you are made clean?” (v27). We couldn’t make ourselves clean, but Jesus did. He restores us so that we can live in peace and be for Him “a praise and a glory” (v11).