Theme: THE DANGER OF HYPOCRISY
Text: “Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.” – Ezekiel 8:12.
Comment: It is a great fallacy for scoffers to say that God does not see or regard our ways. In giving direct answer to this negative perception, God Almighty said: “For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes”. (Jeremiah 16:17) And King Solomon attested to these holy words, saying: “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) This is the time to repent and turn away from sin of any sort. – Acts 3:19-21; 17:30, 31.
It is sheer self-deceit for the ungodly to posit that God does not see or take account of their evil deeds. From a Scriptural viewpoint, this is a phoney impression of the Omniscient Father, in that there is absolutely nothing “that is not manifest in his sight”. (Hebrews 4:13) Some men take undue advantage of the longsuffering of the Almighty God to commit abominable sins like adultery, fornication, murders, stealing, idolatry, covetousness, sodomy, witchcraft, drunkenness, lesbianism, malice, hatred, lying, pride, envy, etc. St. Paul admonishes us to have “no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” – Ephesians 5:11, 12; Ecclesiastes 8:11; 2 Peter 3:9; Galatians 5:19-21.