15 Woe [howy] unto them that seek
deep [`amaq] to hide [cathar] their counsel [`etsah] from
the LORD [Y@hovah], and their works [ma`aseh] are in the dark [machshak],
and they say ['amar], Who seeth [ra'ah] us? and who knoweth [yada`]
15 Ah, you
who hide deep from the LORD your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who
say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?” ESV
It is easy to conceal ones real intentions, from people, but you cannot conceal your thoughts and intents from God. And unfortunately people who attempt to do this, somehow do not realize that fooling people makes no difference, because people cannot bring blessings or destiny or fulfillment into ones life. Only God can do that. So, what is the point?
But then again, when one lacks Bible doctrine in the soul, there is no clarity of thought, so the reasoning is foggy and distorted, and the logic is confused.
The character of the hypocrite is to think one thing and portray another.
Some do this openly, through an anti-God or anti-Christian attitude. They are simply defiant and hate Christianity, in preference for whatever it is that they believe.
Some do this by indifference. They simply do not believe, they simply do not care, they are simply not interested in the spiritual realm, and probably believe that it is all a bunch of nonsense.
And then there is the crowd that promotes spiritual rhetoric, but they do not comply with Gods mandates. They are simply spiritually lazy. They are not interested in learning or being taught. They prefer to believe whatever it is that they currently believe, and anything that contradicts what they believe, they call that false.
But also, they do not want to comply with Gods mandates, which is again, a laziness, because they do not want to change, or make the effort to learn and realize that they are wrong.
So, among the defiant, the indifferent, and the lazy, they all have the same thing in common. They do not believe, or they do not care, that people can see their true nature, therefore, God must not see them either.
They believe that they have an independence in this world, because God gave them free will and the right to make their own decisions. But what they do not realize, is that their choices are in fact a fraud. They are not making free choices based on truth, they are making their free choices based on deception.
They think they are fooling people, and therefore God, and therefore will cheat destiny, but in fact they are fooling themselves, and therefore are not going to cheat destiny, but will end up facing the repercussions of their choices.
Choices made in lies, are your right to make, but there will come a time when you will be called forward and be confronted for your transgressions.
If that transgression is the rejection of Christ, then so be it. He will relieve you of any relationship with Him and send you away to a place where He is not. That place being the Lake of Fire.
If you have believed in Christ, then your destiny will be heaven, certainly, but without reward, and the loss of eternal reward is a huge loss.
And remember that reward comes in many forms. It is not limited to wealth, but can extend to abilities, talents, intellects, position, status, rank, and every possible thing that you can think of and more. So, losing all access to those things, is a huge loss.
So, trying to fool God, cannot be done. Fooling people makes no difference and will have no impact on your own spiritual life or lack of it.
God is the one to be impressed, and God is impressed when His word, is in your soul. And when your soul is constructed with His word, and finished with your use of His word, and your production is by means of His word, and it is all accomplished by means of His spiritual process, not yours.
Table of Contents
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
If you enjoy these Bible Studies, please consider making a Donation
Subscribe Daily Bible Study Mailing List Receive Daily Bible Studies directly into your inbox.