Undeserved goodness…

Calvin on Isaiah 48:9…

For My name’s sake I will defer My anger, And for My praise I will restrain it from you, So that I do not cut you off.

This warning served two purposes; first, believers needed to be supported, that during their captivity they might not lose courage; and secondly, when they had received permission to return, it was not of less importance that they should be humbled, that they might acknowledge that they were indebted for their deliverance to nothing else than God’s undeserved goodness.

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