THE LONGSUFFERING OF GOD
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE CHARACTER OF GOD. FOR IT IS USED IN THE PLAN OF THE ETERNAL FOR SALVATION TO ALL PEOPLES WHO HAVE EVER BEEN DOWN THROUGH THE PAST AGES.
YOU NEED TO READ ROMANS CHAPTERS 9 THROUGH 11, AND NOTE CAREFULLY THE CALLING OF GOD THROUGH GRACE. YOU NEED TO NOTE THE OTHERS WERE BLINDED, NOT CALLED. YOU NEED TO NOTE IT WAS GOD WHO BLINDED THEM. ONLY SOME IN ISRAEL TODAY ARE CALLED THROUGH GRACE. BUT NOTICE PAUL WAS INSPIRED TO SAY "ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED."
SO GOD IS INDEED L O N G S U F F E R I N G ......... HE IS PATIENT. HE IS WORKING HIS WORK HERE BELOW WITH WITH A L O N G TERM VIEW IN MIND. I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT THE SALVATION PLAN THAT GOD IS WORKING ON IN MY STUDY "THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT." YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU STUDY IT - STUDY IT MORE THAN ONCE - STUDY IT BY MARKING ALL THE VERSES I GIVE YOU.
HERE THEN ARE MANY OF THE VERSES IN THE BIBLE ABOUT THE LONGSUFFERING OF GOD:
Gen.6:3. "My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
Gen. 15:6. "They shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full."
Ex. 34:6. "And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth."
Num. 14:18. "The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression."
Psa. 86:15. "Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.:"
Psa. 103:. "The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9. He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger for ever. 10. He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities."
"Isa. 30:18. "And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you."