- Israel forgets about God and his salvation.
- Israel "whores" after idols.
- God sends disaster, usually in the form of slavery and oppression.
- Israel cries out to God.
- God sends a savior.
Someday we will receive a travel date and I will be elated and say "God is good!" But "God is good" today, when we have no word or hope of getting to Colombia any time soon, because getting him is better than getting our kids.