Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
What then? ro 3
1 Corinthians 10:19
that the idol, or that what is offered in sacrifice to the idol, is a matter of consequence?
is it not however some advantage? since in either way, whether it be occasionally, or professedly, Christ is preach'd; which is now, and always will be matter of joy to me.
but Israel, who followed the law of justice, hath not attained to the law of justice.
because being ignorant of the justice which is of God, and going about to establish a justification of their own, they have not submitted themselves to that which is of God.
strive to enter in at the narrow gate: for I declare unto you, that many shall try to get in, and shall not be able.
for you know that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: not being able to make Isaac to retract, though he importun'd him with tears.
But the election
in like manner at this time there is also a remnant chosen by the divine favour;
We know too, that all things co-operate for the good of those who love God, who, pursuant to his purpose, has now called them:
and display his infinite goodness to such objects of mercy, as he had prepared for glory?
according as he had chosen us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, free from vice, and devoted to virtue.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
As for you, my brethren, the favourites of the Lord, we are oblig'd to render perpetual thanks to God, for having chosen you from the beginning, in purifying you by his spirit, upon your believing the gospel.
1 Peter 1:2
to sanctify them by his spirit, that by their obedience they might be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. may the divine savour make you continually prosper.
And the rest
and in them is fulfilled that prophecy of Esaias, "by hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive.
and hardned their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them."
2 Corinthians 3:14
besides, their minds were greatly prejudiced: for that very veil would still have obstructed the understanding of the old testament, unless it had been taken away by Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:4
to those unbelievers, whose minds the God of this world has so blinded, that the glorious lustre of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and with all the vile methods of imposture, to the ruin of those, who are averse to the truth, by which they might be saved.
thus some he pursues with his favours, and abandons others to their obduracy, according as he thinks fit.
but they did not perceive that he meant the father.