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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
Do I mean that a thing sacrificed to an idol is what it claims to be, or that an idol is a real thing?
What does it matter, however? In any case Christ is preached--either perversely or in honest truth; and in that I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.
while the descendants of Israel, who were in pursuit of a Law that could give righteousness, have not arrived at one.
Ignorant of the righteousness which God provides and building their hopes upon a righteousness of their own, they have refused submission to God's righteousness.
"Strain every nerve to force your way in through the narrow gate," He answered; "for multitudes, I tell you, will endeavour to find a way in and will not succeed.
For you know that even afterwards, when he wished to secure the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no opportunity for undoing what he had done, though he sought the blessing earnestly with tears.
But the election
In the same way also at the present time there has come to be a remnant whom God in His grace has selected.
Now we know that for those who love God all things are working together for good--for those, I mean, whom with deliberate purpose He has called.
in order to make known His infinite goodness towards the subjects of His mercy whom He has prepared beforehand for glory,
even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
And from us thanks are always due to God on your behalf--brethren whom the Lord loves--because God from the beginning has chosen you for salvation through the Spirit's sanctifying influence and your belief in the truth.
1 Peter 1:2
chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.
And the rest
And in regard to them the prophecy of Isaiah is receiving signal fulfilment: "'You will hear and hear and by no means understand, and you will look and look and by no means see.
"He has blinded their eyes and made their minds callous, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their minds, and should turn, and I should heal them."
2 Corinthians 3:14
Nay, their minds were made dull; for to this very day during the reading of the book of the ancient Covenant, the same veil remains unlifted, because it is only in Christ that it is to be abolished.
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this present age has blinded their unbelieving minds so as to shut out the sunshine of the Good News of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and by every kind of wicked deception for those who are on the way to perdition because they did not welcome into their hearts the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.
This is a proof that wherever He chooses He shows mercy, and wherever he chooses He hardens the heart.
They did not perceive that He was speaking to them of the Father.