The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we haven't been delivered.
We all growl like bears; we sigh mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but there is none, and for deliverance, but it's far from us.
But Jephthah replied to them, "My army and I were engaged in a serious fight with the Ammonites. I called for you, but you didn't deliver me from their control.
When I saw that you wouldn't be delivering me, I took my own life in my hands, crossed over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave them into my control. So why have you come here today to fight me?"
You come to the aid of those who gladly do what's right, To those who remember you in your ways. See, you were angry, and we sinned against them for a long time, but we will be saved.
If those days hadn't been limited, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be limited.
He tends ashes. A deceived mind has lead him astray. It cannot be his life, nor can he say, "There's a lie in my right hand."
"He saved others but can't save himself! He is the king of Israel. Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.
In the same way, the high priests, along with the scribes, were also making fun of him among themselves. They kept saying, "He saved others, but can't save himself!
If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen, he has shortened those days.
The ones on the path are the people who listen, but then the Devil comes and takes the word away from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
Paul told the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men remain onboard, you cannot be saved."
2 Corinthians 2:15
To God we are the aroma of the Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost.
1 Thessalonians 2:16
as they try to keep us from telling the gentiles how they can be saved. As a result, they are constantly adding to the number of sins they have committed. However, wrath has overtaken them at last!
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and every type of evil to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them.