Day 301 - Deut. 21, Verses 15-23

V. 15-17 The unloved wife is a picture of Israel, the one God first chose. Because of their sin, in crucifying Jesus, they had to be put away (Israel today). So God turned to us, the Gentiles (the wife beloved); the heavenly and only bride of Christ. Acts 28:26-2826Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: 27For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 28Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. (Acts 28:26‑28). Nevertheless, after the believers are caught away to heaven, God will once again take up His earthly people. As it were, the child of the apparently rejected one, shall be the one to receive the inheritance on earth.
V. 18-21 A picture of Israel, as a nation, which has been a rebellious child of God. They shall be the ones punished and destroyed at the end of the tribulation verses 19-21.