Yes, many times people simply aren’t READY to learn better. This world teaches us each to be a ”know it all” (the comfort zone of those who have a heart and soul worth protecting.....(a potential ....
Yes, many times people simply aren't READY to learn better. This world teaches us each to be a "know it all" (the comfort zone of those who have a heart and soul worth protecting.....(a potential SOUL INDEED!).
KNOW IT ALLs don't have the ability to learn anything (ANYTHING) because they think they already know everything.......and they stay in their comfort zone because there they are/feel SAFE....(yes, they have something special that needs safeguarding, John 17:12), but they are not yet ready to walk with the Lord).
The Lord foreknew them and will someday inspire them to "draw near" (an effort of futility) proving their sincerity (and then He will draw near to them).
It is their countenance of SINCERITY that the Lord values.
Will you forgive them their foolishness 70 times 7?
Don't waste your time on them NOW, don't judge them, don't criticize them. The Lord will give them the trials they need and teach them to suffer......simply PLANT a seed peacefully.
The Lord is NO LONGER with us (halleluliah), but their love for Him and their faith will be impeccable (this is no longer the age of time, the Lord is no longer with us).
….unto the close of the age....
..…the word “aeon” was once used instead “age”….
Now in the age of eternity, the Lord is IN US.
.....us in Him and Him in us......."in my inmost self"....."His spirit in the inner man".
....but the traditional teachings are that we should "worship Him" as though He is EXTERNAL to us. We are told to PRAY TO Him for that reason (because He is EXTERNAL to us).
Those who are not YET "ready" are the steadfast who are able to be sincere to the death and see through all the "religiosity" nonsense.
Verse is from the RSV.