Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
To what conclusion, then, shall we come? Are we to persist in sinning in order that the grace extended to us may be the greater?
But if the man, being a bad servant, should say in his heart, 'My master is a long time in coming,'
2 Peter 3:3
But, above all, remember that, in the last days, men will come who make a mock at everything--men governed only by their own passions,
in order to make known His infinite goodness towards the subjects of His mercy whom He has prepared beforehand for glory,
Jew and Gentile are on precisely the same footing; for the same Lord is Lord over all, and is infinitely kind to all who call upon Him for deliverance.
Oh, how inexhaustible are God's resources and God's wisdom and God's knowledge! How impossible it is to search into His decrees or trace His footsteps!
It is in Him, and through the shedding of His blood, that we have our deliverance--the forgiveness of our offences--so abundant was God's grace,
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the intense love which He bestowed on us,
To me who am less than the least of all God's people has this work been graciously entrusted--to proclaim to the Gentiles the Good News of the exhaustless wealth of Christ,
But my God--so great is His wealth of glory in Christ Jesus--will fully supply every need of yours.
to whom it was His will to make known how vast a wealth of glory for the Gentile world is implied in this truth--the truth that 'Christ is in you, the hope of glory.'
in order that their hearts may be cheered, they themselves being welded together in love and enjoying all the advantages of a reasonable certainty, till at last they attain the full knowledge of God's truth, which is Christ Himself.
1 Timothy 6:17
Impress on those who are rich in the present age that they must not be haughty nor set their hopes on riches--that unstable foundation--but on God who provides us richly with all things for our enjoyment.
But when the goodness of God our Saviour, and His love to man, dawned upon us, not in consequence of things which we,
He it is whom God put forward as a Mercy-seat, rendered efficacious through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness-- because of the passing over, in God's forbearance, of the sins previously committed--
And what if God, while choosing to make manifest the terrors of His anger and to show what is possible with Him, has yet borne with long-forbearing patience with the subjects of His anger who stand ready for destruction,
1 Timothy 1:16
But mercy was shown me in order that in me as the foremost of sinners Christ Jesus might display the fulness of His long-suffering patience as an example to encourage those who would afterwards be resting their faith on Him with a view to the Life of the Ages.
1 Peter 3:20
who in ancient times had been disobedient, while God's longsuffering was patiently waiting in the days of Noah during the building of the Ark, in which a few persons--eight in number--were brought safely through the water.
Another part drops upon the rock, and after growing up it withers away for want of moisture.