Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a young lion.
Cry aloud, do not hold back; lift up thy voice like a shofar and preach to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sin.
and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
I was found
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, that is to say, the righteousness which is by faith,
I was sought of those that did not ask for me; I was found of those that did not seek me; I said, Here I am, Here I am, unto a people that did not invoke my name.
I was made
And he said, It is a light thing that thou should be my slave to wake up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the desolations of Israel; I have also given thee for a light to the Gentiles that thou may be my saving health unto the end of the earth.
But he shall sprinkle many Gentiles; the kings shall shut their mouths over him: for that which had not been told them they shall see; and that which they had not heard they shall understand.
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a captain and teacher to the peoples.
So the first shall be last, and the last first; for many are called, but few are chosen.
Go ye therefore into the entrances of the highways and call as many as ye shall find to the marriage.
And the lord said unto the slave, Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in that my house may be filled.
1 John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us.