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Though I am Silent #1

Updated on July 18, 2020
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Over three decades ago I become interested in the Bible, having drank from the heavenly cup once, I have not been tired to drink more

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Introduction

Many of us if not all of us at a time or another become confused of God’s reaction to some issues in life. We get confused because of what we have heard, read, seen and sometimes are passing through which are not in tandem with some incidents and situations we see happening around us.

While we linger on in such position different thoughts would be coming to our hearts about that God, and sometimes we shall ask ourselves that “which kind of God is this?”

There are several reasons that can prompt us to ask this kind of question and it ranges from what we are passing through to what other loved ones by us are experiencing which we find too deep to fathom.

The topic is taken from the book of Psalms 50 verse 21.

These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. (Psa 50:21)

Let us examine this scripture.

A) Misconstruing God’s Silence

It is because of the happenings around us that we find too strange to fathom, understand that make us misconstrue God’s silence and most especially the wicked people will use those as words to speak against believers, as if what they are doing is right and believers or righteous people are wrong.

B) Some of the Happenings that We Cannot Fathom

Some incidents happening in the world beats our imagination, we cannot just think about nit neither dream of it that such could ever happen. Thus, when they happen we become speechless, surprised, taken aback that such happen. Let us see some of those the author stated in this chapter.

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1. Hating Instructions

Instruction is defined as an explanation of how to do or use something. The Hebrew word for instruction is “מוּסר”, when it is romanticized it becomes mûsâr (phonetic spelling is moo-sawr') which means warning, check, doctrine, rebuke, discipline.

Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. (Psa 50:17)

Verse 16 shows those God refers to in this verse, as he says,

But unto the wicked God saith, what hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? (Psa 50:16)

He is herein referring to the wicked people. He says wicked people hate instructions, they do not love to be instructed, all they want in their lives is that they have their ways in all things, they want to eat their cakes and still preserve them, they cannot yield to counsels. This they do because they are haters of instructions. They find it hard to repent, for their ways are always right before them.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Pro 14:12)

But God does not want this kind of life for us, thence he calls that we listen to instructions.

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (Pro 12:15)

2. Cast God’s Words Behind Them

The wicked people ignore the word of God, they jettison his words and do not want to have anything to do with the word of God. Even when they are being pointed to what the word of God says, they will find it hard to change to the word like King Jeroboam (1 King 13) what they will ask you is “can’t we maneuver this?” “How can we wriggle out of this?” These questions they do ask because they do not want to change, because they are hard hearted, their hearts are like rocks or road side soil or thorny soil on which the seeds which the sower fell on which would yield not positive result (Matthew 13)

Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. (Psa 50:17)

They are like King Pharaoh whose heart forgets, disdains and ignore the word of God despite seeing signs and wonders. (Exod 5)

It is because the wicked people have jettisoned the word of God and the instructions from his word that makes salvation to be far from them.

Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. (Psa 119:155)

When we leave what we should embrace, what ought to get near us would be farther from us. When we are not close to the word of God to be saved would not be easy.

3. Forming Alliance with Thieves

As it was before so is it now. We see that almost all the leaderships of the countries of the world are crying against and or fighting corruption and fraudulent people today because humans have exalted money above all things.

When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. (Psa 50:18)

The humanity’s values that the ancient people extol we have pushed to the background in this generation therefore we are encountering problems. One thing that believers is that many religious leaders form alliance with those people who are fraudulent people. Yet they will think they are serving God, yet they will think they are pointing people to God. God is herein saying that they are not and that they are like those fraudsters, like an adage in this part of the word that says a person who steals oil from the rooftop of the house and the person who collects the barrels from him both are thieves.

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4. Partaker with Adulterer

They support adulterer or fornicator, they do not see anything wrong in doing that.

When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. (Psa 50:18)

This perhaps was what the scribes and Pharisees want to show Jesus in Gospel according to saint John chapter eight that they were not partakers with whore and adulterers. Yes, Jesus admit that they were not partakers with adulterer and yea the woman they have brought to him, but one thing they have been doing and it is that they have forgotten Yahweh their God.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. (Joh 8:3-4)

They forgot Yahweh and exalt what they ought not to exalt, they made gods out of those things in their hearts and thence their hearts have been farther from the Lord whom they claimed to be acquainted with.

It is the same today with us, we may say we are not into some forms of adultery or fornication, we are not promiscuous in anyway but what about those small gods in our hearts? Have we not through that relegated Jesus to the background in our lives? If we have done that, we obviously have become one of the spiritual adulterer or adulteress and we are seen as wicked ones by God. For this reason he is calling all to repentance and position him rightly in our hearts.

Some of the other happenings which disturbs the mind of the people and which the wicked people presume God was not seeing are in the next article.

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

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    • Jack Jenn profile image

      Jack Jenn 

      12 months ago from Nelson Bay NSW Australia.

      Hi Olusegun,

      I enjoyed your article very much and in particular, I liked your comment on Psalm 50: 17 - Seeing how thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

      Human nature is our worst enemy and this is a perfect example - There are two natures in all of us that are constantly at war with each other, our human nature and our divine nature - which one will win? The one you feed!!!

      My best regards,

      Jack.

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