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Psalm 28:5


5 Because they regard [biyn] not the works [pa`ullah] of the LORD [Yahovah], nor the operation [ma`aseh] of his hands [yad], he shall destroy [harac] them, and not build them up [banah].  KJV-Interlinear


5 Because they do not regard the works of the Lord  Nor the deeds of His hands, He will tear them down and not build them up.  NASB


When you watch a movie or a television show, you can always tell who is the bad guy, because they always have the scar or the ugly scowl or they wear black hats and so forth.

But in real life, you cannot tell what a person is like on the inside, just by looking at them.

God however, can look deep into the soul of the individual and know exactly what that person is like.

For it is not what a person looks like, nor even how they present themselves to others, that determines their true character, it is the content of their soul that determines who and what they are.

And whether a person is pretty or ugly, happy or scowling, wearing red or blue or whatever color, then their true nature is what they think, not what they say or do or own or how they dress, or anything else that is on the surface that the public can see.

The truly spiritual person is the person who recognizes God and His will and His mandates, and follows them explicitly.

The phony person, has little or no regard for what God expects or demands, not even Gods plan or design for the individual or even history on the whole.

Phony people make up their own rules, and find ways to justify everything that they say or do or stand for. They will never accept or even recognize their error, never accept the blame for their chosen path in life, will always have an excuse for their position, will always find someone or something else to blame, and above all, will raise to the highest levels the errors of others, but never their own.

The standards of phony people are more important to them, than the standards of God, and even their public acknowledgement of God becomes phony and pretentious. After all they will nearly always blame God when things do not go their way.

As a result of their rejection of God, which of course they do not believe that they are rejecting God, because they believe that their standards and beliefs are what God wants, but in the face of their false approaches to life, then God rejects them.

When God rejects a person, it does not mean that God simply casts-off or throws away a person, it means that the person will not grow up spiritually, due to the fact that they have rejected the correct growing process.

God never refuses help to anyone. What happens is that when Gods design is not followed, then the results of Gods design can never be achieved. And that is the failure of the individual person, not God.

When God says, take ten steps straight ahead and then you will arrive at the intended goal, then most people take steps off to the left and to the right and sideways and on and on in mazes of their own design, with no outlets, and they cannot understand why they cannot find the goal.

Most people do not understand Gods designs, do not understand Gods deeds, do not understand Gods works, because they never take the time to learn them.

Understanding God means learning God. Learning God requires a study through instruction, a proper study means pursuing spiritual information in the manner that God has authorized for that learning and growth process.

The correct spiritual growth process builds you up. It builds you up toward a completion of yourself.

Not learning, means that you are not built up, and therefore you fail to become complete. A failure to grow is the destruction of that growth. And that failure is all your fault, because you did not do what you are supposed to do, in the correct way. People need to spend more time examining themselves, and then getting on the right track, rather than appeasing themselves at the expense of others, and never getting anywhere.

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