fashioneth [yatsar] their hearts [leb] alike [yachad]; he considereth [biyn] all
their works [ma`aseh]. KJV-Interlinear
15 he who
fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds. ESV
The word for fashion, ‘yatsar,’ is one of the words for creation which we studied in Genesis. It means to fashion something out of something, such as a pot out of clay. And in Genesis, Adam’s body was fashioned out of the dust of the ground.
But here we have a fashioning of the heart, which is not the physical heart, because in the latter part of this verse, the works of the heart are referred to.
The heart in the physiological sense, is the pump that moves the blood throughout the body. In the soul, the heart is used as the symbolic pump for the thought activity circulating throughout the soul.
And the thoughts in the soul are determined by what the content of the soul is, or where that content comes from.
In the real world, you can learn from the false things of life or from the truths of life, and of course from the combination of both.
In any case, people have information from which they can learn and think. And this applies to all people, regardless of their intelligence level or lack of it. Realize too, that not everyone needs the same quantity of information, in order to succeed.
And God gave us all information and sufficient resources to discern the real from the fake of life, regardless of our intelligence capabilities.
The spiritual life is on a level playing field. It offers fair and equal opportunity to all.
Anyone can fail or succeed. Everyone has the same access and spiritual resources with which to fail or succeed.
And, everyone can succeed if they really want to succeed, but they have to want to, and they have to comply with Gods spiritual process, which is a part of those spiritual resources that everyone has access to.
So, there is no excuse for anyone, ever.
If you have not yet figured out what this psalm is teaching, then you need to know this. God is extremely smart. God is extremely fair. God is extremely patient. God is extremely generous. But God draws the line between that which is good and that which is not good.
And the attitude that disregards Gods spiritual process and tries to substitute ones own process, is one of those methods which God rejects.
The attitude that rejects spiritual responsibilities and obligations, is one of those attitudes that God rejects.
God sees and knows everything. You cannot fool God. To pretend otherwise makes you out to be the fool.
And, not only the fool, but a very stupid fool.
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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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