Thursday, November 04, 2021


It is not uncommon to hear people posit that there is no God or that if there was a God, He does not see or is indifferent to the things going on earth.

The psalmist, in Psalm 94 verse 3 - 10, confronts this incorrect perception in this passage;

Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage.

 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? 

he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

Here, the logic applied counters the notion being posited that God does not hear by illustrating that it is impossible to conceive of a creator who engineered the marvel of human audio capabilities while He himself was unable hear?

At the very least, the God who designed the audio sensory organs would have some interest in what was being transmitted by sound waves including the speech of people. 

It is  illogical to suggest that an indifferent, blind and deaf God would have purposelessly undertaken the technical tasks of designing eyes, ears and other senses and then, even more technically mind-boggling,  biologically encode these sensory technologies into our DNA.

The caution of the psalmist is that we would be delusional to proceed with life as though there is no accounting for the things we do to a God who sees, hears and knows all things.

Bless our Lord and God.


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