“ABANDONED BY GOD!”*
Folks, we have here an example of God’s dealings with a certain kind of sinner.
1B. God often passes by certain classes of wicked sinners and chooses not to awaken them and convert them. And why does God do this? He does this as the punishment for some kind of special provocation. This is undeniably shown in the text.
2B. We have evidence of the same point in Matthew 11.20-21.
3B. And this is only the repetition of a similar sentence executed once before upon that nation and recorded in Psalm 81.8-16.
My, how people object to what Scripture asserts.
1B. Objection #1: “You are asserting salvation by good works!”
2B. Objection #2: “The sovereignty of God takes matters out of my hands!”