On the day that Babylon began its siege of Jerusalem, the Lord had Ezekiel speak a parable to the city of a pot that the Lord was cooking, and Jerusalem was the contents,
“Then set the pot empty on the coals, that it may become hot and its bronze may burn, that its filthiness may be melted in it, that its scum may be consumed. She has grown weary with lies, and her great scum has not gone from her.”
The Lord said,
“Let her scum be in the fire! In your filthiness is lewdness. Because I have cleansed you, and you were not cleansed, you will not be cleansed of your filthiness anymore, till I have caused My fury to rest upon you.”
He promised that He would not hold back, spare, or relent, for the city would reap according to the way she had been living (Ezekiel 24:11-14).
Eventually, cities reap what they have sown. Therefore, let us who follow Jesus Christ to be sure that we are doing our part to sown kindness in our cities that they may receive kindness.