'Opportunity' in the Bible
But Samson retorted to his father, "Get her for me, since she looks fine to me." Meanwhile, his father and mother did not know that she was from the LORD, because he had been seeking a favorable opportunity concerning the Philistines, since the Philistines were dominating Israel at that time.
Just then, certain influential Chaldeans took this opportunity to come forward and denounce the Jews.
and from then on he began to look for an opportunity to betray Jesus.
An opportunity came during Herod's birthday celebration, when he gave a banquet for his top officials, military officers, and the most important people of Galilee.
After they had listened to him, they were delighted and promised to give him money. So he began to look for a good opportunity to betray him.
It will give you an opportunity to testify.
Judas accepted their offer and began to look for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them when no crowd was present.
I answered them that it was not the Roman custom to sentence a man to be punished until the accused met his accusers face to face and had an opportunity to defend himself against the charge.
But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.
For sin, seizing the opportunity provided by the rule, deceived me and used it to kill me.
Were you a slave when you were called? Do not let that bother you. Of course, if you have a chance to become free, take advantage of the opportunity.
But I will go on doing what I'm doing in order to deny an opportunity to those people who want an opportunity to be recognized as our equals in the work they are boasting about.
For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.
So then, whenever we have the opportunity, let's practice doing good to everyone, especially to the family of faith.
and do not give the Devil an opportunity to work.
Now I rejoice in the Lord greatly, because once again you have shown your concern for me. Of course, you were concerned for me but you did not have an opportunity to show it.
If they had been thinking about what they had left behind, they would have had an opportunity to go back.
For you know that afterwards, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he could not find any opportunity to repent, even though he begged to repent with tears.