In my last post, I mentioned the things which anger God. But contrary to wide-spread opinion, the Lord isn’t terminally upset at humanity. Even so, there are people who persist with their wickedness until they die.
The Lord takes murder seriously, especially the homicide done to his messengers. Nehemiah 9:26 (KJV)explains this well. “Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.”
Wicked people, who continue doing wicked things all their lives, are also in the bulls eye of God’s displeasure. The Apostle Paul warned extensively of the evil deeds done by unrepentant sinners. He wrote, as one example, in 1 Timothy 1:9 (KJV) about wicked people. “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,” And as you can tell, he hardly scratched the surface of their lawless actions.
God especially gets peeved at phoney Christians, as we can easily discover in Titus 1:16 (KJV). “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”
Bt mere obedience out of duty won’t save anybody. The Jews of Christ’s time tried that but it didn’t impress Jesus one bit. Look at what Paul wrote in Romans 2:29 (KJV). “But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.”
I feel compelled to write much more on this subject in my next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? Millions of people go through the motions of worship but their hearts are far from the heavenly Father.