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What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
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1 Corinthians 10:19
What am I saying then? That there is any such thing as being offered to an idol, or any such thing as an idol?
But what difference does it make? All that matters is that, in one way or another, from false motives or honest ones, Christ is being made known; I am glad of that. Yes, and I expect to be glad,
while Israel, straining after a law that should bring uprightness, did not come up to it.
For in their ignorance of God's way of uprightness and in the attempt to set up one of their own, they refused to conform to God's way of uprightness.
"You must strain every nerve to get in through the narrow door, for I tell you many will try to get in, and will not succeed,
For you know how, when he afterward wished to claim the blessing, he was refused it, although he begged for it with tears, for he had no opportunity to repent of what he had done.
But the election
So too at the present time there is a remnant selected by God's mercy.
We know that in everything God works with those who love him, whom he has called in accordance with his purpose, to bring about what is good.
so as to show all the wealth of his glory in dealing with the objects of his mercy, whom he has prepared from the beginning to share his glory,
Through him he chose us out before the creation of the world, to be consecrated and above reproach in his sight in love.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
We always have to thank God for you, brothers whom the Lord so loves, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved through consecration by the Spirit and through faith in the truth,
1 Peter 1:2
whom God the Father has chosen and predestined by the consecration of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ, and to be sprinkled with his blood; God bless you and give you perfect peace.
And the rest
They are a fulfilment of Isaiah's prophecy, " 'You will listen and listen, and never understand, And you will look and look, and never see!
"He has made their eyes blind and their minds dull, To keep them from seeing with their eyes, and understanding with their minds, And turning to me to be cured."
2 Corinthians 3:14
Their minds were dulled. For to this day, that same veil remains unlifted, when they read the old agreement, for only through union with Christ is it removed.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep the light of the good news of the glorious Christ, the likeness of God, from dawning upon them.
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and full of wicked deception for men who are going to destruction, because they refused to love the truth and be saved.
So he has mercy on anyone he pleases, and hardens the heart of anyone he pleases.
They did not understand that he was speaking to them of the Father.