And think you this, O man, that judge them which do such things, and do the same, that you shall escape the judgment of God?
I. THE JEWS THOUGHT TO ESCAPE IT, on the grounds of —
1. Their relation to Abraham.
2. Their possession of the law.
3. Their circumcision.
4. Benefits already received.
5. Their own good works.
6. The merits of their ancestors.
7. Their ceremonies such as the Day of Atonement, etc.
II. MEN IN GENERAL THINK TO ESCAPE IT. With as little reason, through —
1. Wealth, power, or exalted position.
2. Poverty or insignificance.
3. Religious profession, Church membership, or sacred office.
4. Personal conduct.
5. Pious ancestry.
6. Practice of religious rites.
7. Prayers, fastings, almsgivings.
III. THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF THIS.
1. The Jews were solemnly warned that they should not escape (Amos 9:1-4; Psalm 1:7-22).
2. The only escape is through Christ (Acts 4:12), just as the only refuge from the flood was in the provided ark (1 Peter 3:20, 21).
3. The guilty flee, the pardoned alone escape the judgment of God.
(T. Robinson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?