Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
as the Scripture says, "I have made you the father of many nations." The promise is guaranteed in the very sight of God in whom he had faith, who can bring the dead to life and call into being what does not exist.
2 Corinthians 12:11
I have been making a fool of myself, but you forced me to do it, when you ought to have been expressing your approval of me. For I am not a bit inferior to your superfine apostles, even if I am nobody!
1 Corinthians 2:6
Yet there is a wisdom that we impart when we are with people who have a mature faith, but it is not what this world calls wisdom, nor what the authorities of this world, doomed as they are to pass away, would call so.
for in a single hour this vast wealth has been destroyed!' All navigators and all who travel by sea, sailors and sea-faring men, stood a long way off
So it depends not on human will or exertion, but on the mercy of God.