Have you ever had a salesperson tell you that this was your last chance? The price was going up or the supply was running out or something to make you buy their product. Most of the time that is just a trick of the selling trade.
Psalm 120 begins the section of the Psalter called the Ascent Psalms and reminds us of Jesus’ story of the Prodigal Son.
What is small, poor, and weak and is stronger than large, rich, and powerful? Lots of stories in the Bible carry this plot. It’s one way the Lord glorifies himself, but you probably don’t expect to find it in a parable in the book of Ecclesiastes.
Pilot marveled, the Jews raged, Barabbas was freed, the mob’s blood-lust satisfied, and we wonder at the silence. Of course, it is one of the fulfilled prophecies concerning the crucifixion.