21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. KJV
Space \ˈspās\ noun
[Middle English, from Old French espace, from Latin spatium area, room, interval of space or time]
· : a period of time; also: its duration
· : a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions: distance, area, and VOLUME
· : an extent set apart or available parking space floor space
21And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. NKJV
They abused the patience of God to harden themselves in their wickedness. God gave them space for repentance, but they repented not. Observe, First, Repentance is necessary to prevent a sinner’s ruin. Secondly, Repentance requires time, a course of time, and time convenient; it is a great work, and a work of time. Thirdly, Where God gives space for repentance, he expects fruits meet for repentance. Fourthly, Where the space for repentance is lost, the sinner perishes with a double destruction.
REPENTANCE Literally a change of mind, not about individual plans, intentions, or beliefs, but rather a change in one’s attitude about God. Such repentance accompanies saving faith in Christ (Acts 20:21). It is inconsistent and unintelligible to suppose that anyone could believe in Christ yet not repent. Repentance is such an important aspect of conversion that it is often stressed
Also change our direction from our way to Gods way turning from sin to eternal life GOD has giving us time and mercy to follow him we stand in the way.
God gave false prophets opportunity to turn from their falsehood and hear the true word of the Lord (Jer 23:22–23).
. 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?