I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you: Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: The would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Proverbs 1:26-30
We have all been in the situation where we try to help someone out and they just don’t want it. No matter how much we try, they push away sound counsel. They sit there and complain more and more about how bad their situation is getting.
Or what we see is that someone keeps doing something that is wrong or harmful to themselves. They say I have to stop, I’m going to change. A few days later, they are doing the same thing again, with the same reaction: I have to stop, I’m going to stop. Repeat this several more times, and your compassion starts to run out for them. We start to blow off their claims that they are going to get better or make a change.
How many times is this in our own lives, where we say we are going to change something in our life? We are going to quit a sin. Yet even minutes after saying that we do it again.
Proverbs 1:26-30 is pretty clear, eventually God is going to have enough of our false claims to change. God has given us black and white standards of right and wrong throughout His Word. To go against them can bring tragic results in our lives. The eventual price we pay for sin is anguish, suffering and even disaster.
We would be wise not to keep making false claims to change, but to ask for a change in heart so that a true effort can be made to change. Otherwise we are just fools.