Romans 2:4-5

Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

Goodness = kindness

Forbearance = willingness to tolerate, withholding punishment

Longsuffering = patience which continues forgiving until the hope of repentance is gone

Not knowing — willful ignorance

Repentance = a change of mind

treasuring up = stockpile God’s wrath by impenitence

In other words — Are you ignoring and sneering at God’s patience with your sins? Don’t you know that His patience is intended to show you your need to turn to Him? The more you ignore Him, the greater will be your punishment.

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