By GL Jones
22How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
About 15 years ago I was speaking with an relative who boasted that he was just a SIMPLE person.I then challenged the relative to show me in the Bible that it was a virtue to be simple.After 15 years I am still waiting….
What I do read in the Psalms is, David saying: “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” What this means is that each person is special, unique and even complex.There are no two people alike. People say that they are simple for various reasons. Now if you called that same person stupid they would be offended.
3 Reasons for SIMPLICITY:
1. Ignorance of God’s Word- have not received sufficient truth or revelation of God’s Word
2. Disobedience to God’s Word – some people feign SIMPLICITY so that they don’t have to obey
3. Wickedness/Apostasy – there are some who have received God’s Word but have rejected it and specialize in keeping others from receiving it.(Nicoliatans& Haters of Light)
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