God's chosen people got to live in His presence, build Him a house, and walk in His provision. But instead of living His way, they repeatedly turned aside, over and over and over, for almost a thousand years--so He eventually gave them over to complete separation from Him. He left the temple; they left His land; and everything became as shattered on the outside as it already had been on the inside. This is the exile.
For over five hundred years, the exile, at least in some sense, continued. Israel still didn't have God's presence, autonomy in their own land, or the flourishing that would befit God's own people. But then, Jesus.
This week we looked at 2 Chronicles 36, Deuteronomy 28, and Deuteronomy 30 to see what Jesus has to do with the exile of Israel.