He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.…
I. GOD'S LINGERING LONG-SUFFERING. He reproves. Why? That we may turn and live. He reproves often. Why? Because "He is not willing that any should perish."
II. MAN'S INSANE INFATUATION. "Hardeneth his neck." Too many "reject the Word of the Lord."
1. How terrible the power of sin!
2. How deceitful the heart of man!
3. How inexcusable and suicidal the sinner!
III. THE TERRIRLE THREATENING. God's long-suffering will not always last.
1. "The sinner shall be destroyed; his destruction is certain."
2. Be destroyed; his destruction fearful.
3. Shall suddenly; we know not what a day may bring forth.
IV. THE AWFUL APPENDIX. "And that without remedy." There is a remedy here and now, however sinful we have been, but there will be none hereafter.
(David Jamison, B.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.