Read the following carefully.
Most believers know/understand little from the Old Testament.
We are not taught.
We do not initiate ourselves.
There are significant principles and truths that we must know.
We simply can not understand all that the Lord has for us without this knowledge.
The Lord had told his people that He would scatter them if they did not love Him with all their heart, mind, soul and strength.
He also told them that He would restore them…eventually.
These verses speak of what He would yet do from the time perspective of when it was written.
From our our time perspective, they have occurred…to a point.
There has been a partial/continued restoration of Israel to the land.
The Lord has provided a “new heart” to those who believe…that Jesus is Messiah.
“So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you,
the blessing and the curse which I have set before you,
and you call them to mind in all nations where the LORD your God has banished you,
and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons,
then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity,
and have compassion on you,
and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.
“If your outcasts are at the ends of the earth,
from there the LORD your God will gather you,
and from there He will bring you back.
“The LORD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed
and you shall possess it; and He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers.
“Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants,
to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
Return to the Lord.
He will restore.
He will have compassion.
He will gather.
He will bring you into a land He has prepared for you.
He will give you a new heart.