Closest related principles - Core Interrelations
But whereunto [to what] shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, And saying, We have piped [played the flute] unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. Mat 11:16-17 (Click gold Scripture references for Principle Interrelations)
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias [Isaiah], which saith, By [when] hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross [grown callous], and their ears are dull [hard WU] of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should [otherwise they might WU] see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should [would WU] understand with their heart, and should be converted [turn], and I should heal them. Mat 13:14-15 Jesus said this of the crowds, quoting Isaiah 6:9. Also Mk 4:12 (Television can be de-sensitizing.)And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Mat 15:16 We are sometimes dull to the Word of God, and stay that way for a long time, despite teaching in the Word. For they considered [understood] not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened. Mk 6:52
And he said unto him, If they hear not [don't listen to] Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though [even if WU] one rose from the dead. Lk 16:31 It takes more than miracles for someone to believe; it takes a softened, repenting heart that's open to the truth.
But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. Jh 6:36 Sometimes we may experience God and still not believe.
Judge not according to the appearance [appearances WU], but judge [a WU] righteous judgment. Jh 7:24
And when he was come near [Jerusalem WU], he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day [today], the things which belong unto [would make for WU] thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about [build and embankment against WU] thee, and compass thee round [surround you], and keep [hem] thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with [dash you to] the ground, and [also WU] thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not [did not recognize WU] the time of thy visitation [from God WU]. Lk 19:41-44 Destruction followed to those in Jerusalem who did not recognize the time of Gods coming to them. They did not soften their hearts to God, so His appearance remained hidden from their eyes.
Then he said unto them, O fools [foolish men], and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Lk 24:13-35 Jesus called the two people on the road to Emmaus foolish and slow of heart to believe Gods word.
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