For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Growing up in a very strict Jehovah’s Witness home filled with religious “do’s and don’t ‘s ” I became accustomed to ” protecting ” the double standard of my preacher dad. I mean we had to keep up the appearances , lest his ” reputation” became scarred. Not only did it silence four girls and a very submissive mother, it destroyed lives that are still being affected by this so many years later. It is the spirit of the religious hypocrite.
This spirit is alive and well today, yet has no ” denominational” boundaries. It is the selfsame spirit that operated in Jezebel and who hated the true child of God. It is this spirit that has a false church veneer and hides behind the ” traditions” of men” . It is the same spirit that Satan will use to kill the true servants of God.
Beloved that time is close. Persecution is coming to the elect; face it, embrace it and seek the Lord on how to do good to those that ” think” they are doing God a service.
Jhn 16:2 — They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
You see this is what Satan loves to do most. He silences . He uses fear, intimidation and most of all he twists the Word of God to kill, steal and destroy. Not much has changed since that day Eve was enticed and seduced.
The proverbs gives us a clear distinction between the wise man and the fool.The fool despises wisdom and instruction, delights in scorning, hates the knowledge of God, yet the wise search it out for knowledge, justice and discretion.
It is here where the words of Christ pierce the very “veneer” of the religious mask so many hide behind.
It is here where the Word of God warns us not to be ” enticed ” by sinners and not to consent to their evil ways.
It is here where we need to heed the warnings of guarding our souls against idolatry and not to be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
It is here where we we receive instructions for daily living.
It is here where we drink of the living waters and the bread of life.
It is here alone where eternal life lies. The Word of God!
1Cr 1:27 — But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
Mat 11:25 — At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.Fools mock and scoff. Fools slapped the hand of God back as He lovingly sent the warnings.The world is groaning, the nation’s are perplexed as they see these things coming to pass, yet they still refuse to repent. Religious pride is a very enticing magnet. It promises – “ye shall be as god”!
Oh Lord God have mercy and open the eyes of those whom have been seduced by the same old lie.”Ye can make the rules and so being be ( as ) God”!
Rev 3:18 — I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
The FEAR of God is the beginning of all wisdom. God’s blood does not cleanse wilful sin . There is “prerequisite” for being ” cleansed in the Blood- ” walking in the light”!
1Jo 1:6 — If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1Jo 1:7 — But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Mal 3:16 — Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another:and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Chilling words echoing in the halls of eternity by those who’s faith was based on the falsehood of religious deeds and man made traditions.