The distinction is mentioned between those who are disobedient to God, and those who fear him. The final destiny of the two classes is made clear. God will thus be fully and finally glorified Cf. 2 Thess. 1:7-12.
- When God looks down upon our worship, what is it he values? See verses 1-4; Cf. Ps. 51:17; John 4:23, 24.
- What is the end of those who having heard God’s voice, will not give pay attention? See especially verses 4, 5, 6, 17, 24. What, on the other end is promised to Zion and her children? See verses 7-14, 20-22. While these promises are made primarily to Jerusalem and are yet to be fulfilled, they also declared the spiritual good things that God has provided for us in his Son, and which we can claim for ourselves in him. Cf. Rom. 8:16, 17, 32; 1 Cor. 3:22; 2 Cor. 1:20.
- How does the prophet’s vision of God’s purpose for the nations fall short of the glory of the full revelation of this ‘mystery’ in the New Testament?