Jeremiah 34:17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
God had given His people liberty. He wanted His people to extend the favor to others as well. He had given them liberty in the Exodus. He is a God that sets people free. We are His people. If He sets us free then He wants us to set others free.
They may deserve to suffer. They may deserve to be punished. They may deserve to remain in slavery but He wants us to set them free. We deserved to suffer. We deserved to be punished. We deserved to still be slaves but He set us free.
He proclaimed freedom and wants us to do the same. We share with others what He has given us!