Therefore you shall speak all these words to them; but they will not listen to you: you shall also call to them…
I. INSTANCES ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE TEXT.
1. The original transgression of first parents.
2. The old world.
4. Jews as a nation.
II. HOW CAN THIS BE EXPLAINED AND DEFENDED?
1. Unless God did know results such as described He would be imperfect.
2. He is not the cause of the rebellion He foretells.
3. He never influences men to do wrong.
4. There are many ends to be attained by God.By speaking, though He knows men will not hearken.
(1) God exhibits His true desire for their salvation.
(2) He treats men as reasonable and responsible beings.
(3) He leaves them without excuse.Conclusion —
1. Man's free agency is his glory.
2. God's infinite goodness is undoubted.
3. Our duty is manifest — to hear, obey, believe.
4. Thus men will be finally inexcusable, having had means employed for their restoration to holiness and God.
(J. Burns, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.