"But the house of Israel is not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen
A deep mystery is here presented. God undertakes to share with his servants, the hostility, ignominy and shame he endures at the hands of human beings. What can explain his purpose in so doing? What is the saint's reward for entering with God into his long-running dealings with his rebel creatures? There is a reward; and it is this: One who is invited in to the mind and heart of God discovers immense blessedness, untold satisfactions, and surpassing joy.