The Lord declared of the unbelieving Jews “their…

The Lord declared of the unbelieving Jews: “their foot shall slide in due time.” There are some obvious implications in this announcement. First, they are standing in jeopardy of falling, ever exposed to slipping and sliding towards destruction. As David said, they stand “on slippery places.” Second, their fall will arrive with suddenness and unexpectedly. Again from David “they are destroyed in a moment, swept away with terror”. Third, when they fall, it will be of their own making. No one need push them. They stand on the threshold of ruin and their sin will tip them over. Fourth, the only reason they yet stand is God’s appointed time is not yet reached. But “in due time”, God desires all to be saved, but salvation without conversion is impossible. “Their foot shall slide in due time.”

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