The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
ISA 48:8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that
time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal
very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
ISA 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise
will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
ISA 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have
chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
ISA 48:11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for
how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto
King James Bible