- Think over the attitudes of heart described in 26:3, 4, 8, 9, 13 and 19, ask yourself if you share this trust and faith in God. What should be the response of God’s people to his mercy and judgment?
- How does chapter 27 express the principle underlying God’s chastisement of his people, and also his ultimate purpose?
- 26:19. The prophet’s answer to the people’s plaint is the promise of resurrection. His words here and in 25:8 are among the clearest utterances of the Old Testament on that subject.
- 27:1. The three monsters represent three world powers, probably Assyria, Babylon and Egypt.