Saturday, May 13, 2017

Leave Us Alone!

Sinners do not like to retain God in their knowledge because He is omniscient and omnipresent. In consequence of His possessing these attributes, He is a constant witness of their motives and conduct, and is perfectly acquainted with their hearts. This must render the thoughts of His holiness still more disagreeable to a sinner for what can be more unpleasant to him, than the constant presence and inspection of a holy being  whom he cannot deceive,  from whose keen, searching gaze he cannot for a moment hide, to whom darkness and light are alike open, and  who views his conduct with the utmost displeasure and abhorrence?

Even the presence of our fellow creatures is disagreeable, when we wish to indulge any sinful propensity which they will disapprove. How exceedingly irksome, then, must the constant presence of a holy, heart-searching God be to a sinner! No wonder, then, that sinners banish a knowledge of Him from their minds, as the easiest method of freeing themselves from the restraint imposed by His presence.

[Edward Payson]


Job 21:14 ... Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

1 Corinthians 2:14 ... But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

2 Timothy 4:3 ... For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;❤