And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
Manton says: "As one that would gladly open a door, trieth key after key, till he hath tried every key, in the bunch, so doth God try one method after another to work upon man's heart." His persevering grace will not be baffled. He frequently begins with the silver key of a mother's tearful prayers and a father's tender counsels. In turn He uses the church keys of His ordinances and His ministers, and these are often found to move the bolt; but if they fail He thrusts in the iron key of trouble and affliction, which has been known to succeed after all others have failed. He has, however, a golden master key, which excels all others: it is the operation of His own most gracious Spirit by which entrance is effected into hearts which seemed shut up forever.
( C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.