And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh…
I. THE DOCTRINE OF HUMAN DEPRAVITY.
II. THE GRANTING OF GOD'S SPIRIT TO OUR FALLEN WORLD.
III. That God's Spirit is OPPOSED BY MAN.
IV. That the effort of God's Spirit for man's salvation, even though not successful, COMES TO AN END.
V. That the striving of God's Spirit comes to an end not because God's willingness to help comes to an end, but because HUMAN NATURE SINKS BEYOND THE POSSIBILITY OF HELP.
VI. That it belongs to God as Sovereign to FIX THE DAY OF GRACE. Learn -
1. The richness of Divine mercy.
2. The possibility of falling away beyond the hope of repentance.
3. The fact that our day of grace is limited.
4. The certainty that, however short, the day of grace which we enjoy is available for salvation. - W.R.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.