Promises to Returning Wanderers
The Hebrew people have often turned to this chapter in the belief that the day must come when God will pity their forlorn condition and restore them from “the outmost parts of heaven.” They do not consider that the promise was fulfilled in the return of a handful of their race under Nehemiah and Ezra.
The precious promise of Deu 30:6 , where the initial rite of Judaism is to have its spiritual fulfillment, should be compared with Isa 52:1 . The time is coming when all Israel shall be saved from the mere external badge of their national prerogative, and shall be converted to the true faith in Christ, as their Messiah and Savior. See Rom 2:28-29 ; Col 2:11 . Then will God rejoice over them for good. Even now, as the true Israel of God, we may claim this rejoicing for ourselves!