The restoration of that people, being typical of our redemption by Christ, shows that the end aimed at in our salvation is the glory of God. The sin of a people defiles their land; renders it abominable to God, and uncomfortable to themselves. God's holy name is his great name; his holiness is his greatness, nor does any thing else make a man truly great.
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SDA Bible Commentary (limited)
22. Not this for your sakes. For His own holy name’s sake the Lord was going to restore His people (cf.Ex. 32:12-14; Num. 14:13-20). The people were not to feel that they were in any way the favorites of Heaven. God had chosen the nation to be the means of accomplishing His purpose for the salvation of the whole world (see pp. 26-30). With increased privileges came increased responsibilities.