Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He said to Moses, "I will have mercy on the man on whom I choose to have mercy, and take pity on the man on whom I choose to take pity."
Then law slipped in, and multiplied the offense. But greatly as sin multiplied, God's mercy has far surpassed it,
so that we might praise the splendid blessing which he has given us through his beloved Son.
So God abandoned them, with their heart's cravings, to impurity, and let them degrade their own bodies.
What follows? Israel failed to get what it sought, but those whom God selected got it.
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!
" 'Go to this Nation and say to them, "You will listen, and listen, and never understand, And you will look, and look, and never see!
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.