Yes, notwithstanding all this, God waits to be gracious! Oh, grace, grace unto it! Is it not a wonder that men are spared, especially if we consider how quickly God cast away the angels that sinned! Wonder of grace!
It is a wonder that God is gracious to sinful men. It is a wonder that man has been given the opportunity to repent and turn to God. It is a wonder that God sets his love upon sinners and even works to save them.
In The Sinfulness of Sin, Ralph Venning, Puritan pastor and writer, expresses his wonder at the grace of God to sinners. He does that without downplaying the seriousness or sinfulness of man’s sin. I provide an excerpt below.
Men’s sins are not only many and great; they are both multiplied and magnified, aggravated by many circumstances.
Men increase and heighten their sin by not repenting of it, and aggravate their impenitence by despising the goodness of God which should lead them to repentance (Romans 2:4). This makes them inexcusable, and incapable of escaping the judgment of God.
Men sin against deliverances, as if they were delivered to do all manner of abominations, and to sin more than before (Jeremiah 7:8-10).