Wherefore doth the wicked [rasha`] contemn [na'ats] God ['elohiym]? he hath said ['amar] in
his heart, [leb] Thou wilt not require [darash] it. KJV-Interlinear
13 Why has
the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, "Thou wilt not require
Why do the wicked spurn God? And that really is a good question.
The wicked includes everyone who lacks truth in their soul, or rather everyone that pursues untruths in their daily lives and thoughts.
Everyone has a certain amount of truth within them, such as the knowledge of good and evil, knowing right from wrong, knowing that gravity is something you do not ignore if you happen to be walking on the edge of some high place, knowing that two plus two is four, and such things like that. After all, God did invent all of the physics laws, etc., that govern the universe and life in general.
But when people tend to pursue philosophies that ignore truth, like evolution, socialism, social justice concepts, alternate marriage arrangements and such, then the result makes life turn topsy-turvy. It also makes people turn to conclusions that are totally wrong.
Thus they spurn God, make fun of God, ignore God, presume that God is something less than He really is, that God is something equal to themselves, or perhaps does not exist at all.
And this attitude is not just a passing whim, but an integral part of their heart and therefore their life.
The heart symbolizes the pumping or circulating or active part of ones soul. The thinking and/or doing of ones life.
And since the soul never rests, nor stops, even though the body might, then this activity is ongoing.
You can only think that which you know, and you will only believe in that which you know, and you will only know that which you have learned or accepted into your soul.
And oddly enough people who reject God or a higher power, actually consider the existence of a being that they reject, which is contrary to even logic. They define a perfect being as something less than perfect and then reject it.
People grow up starting from no knowledge at birth, live for just a few decades, and then believe that they know everything. When all around them there are numerous examples of truth that they do not and cannot know.
Or example, the separation of the soul, from the brain. How to do it, how to measure it? These things cannot be accomplished by man.
The beating of ones heart is something that no one can control, and yet it simply continues to occur without even a thought on the persons part.
Life as it cycles through the generations cannot be controlled, and yet people live as though their life will continue on without pause or limits.
And yet people come to the conclusion that God will not judge, will not control history, has no plan, will not do anything contrary to them. And all of those beliefs are based on what? Lies. The lies of false interpretations of facts in reality.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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