- V3 alluding to Pentecost
- Transcends Israel onto the Gentiles. Spiritual indication down the road. Only the church of God will show these characteristics
- No spiritual thirst today in Israel
- Pentecost the Holy spirit given
- V9 onwards
- We wonder why are the still worshipping idols?
- V18 onwards
- God removes our blindness
- Feeding on ashes / nothing
- Audience is exiles in Babylon
- Can you use this argument against pagans?
- The mockery also applies to idols of our age. Jobs, families , hobbies, jealousy
- V21 remember. Love God.
- Assurance / announcement of salvation for Israel
- Restoration back to Jerusalem
- Cyrus, another Moses
- Mindsets of Israel is lost
- At point of writing Cyrus was not in power
- God can use an enemy to fufuill His purposes
- Shepherd can also mean king