“Thy wickedness may hurt (demote, kill) a man as thou art, and thy righteousness may profit (or promote / elevate) the son of man (Job 35:8) but not God Himself. Make a research and see whether there has been any announcement any day that God is no more God because a group of persons felt they would sin to the extreme.
Also find out if there has been any announcement that God has been promoted from one level to another because a group of persons wrought righteousness and did good things.
No! Rather it is the families, friends, neighbours etc who weep when their persons sin again and again and who rejoice, when their persons do good things or show deeds of love.
Never think you are doing God a favour by not sinning; and never think you are hurting God or insulting Him when you decide to sin again and again.
No, you hurt your friends, family and neighbours. You are also doing your family, friends and neighbours good when you repent and serve God with all sincerity. It is not God you are giving the good gifts to but yourself and your people. Remember the question of the Lord Jesus Christ.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Mark 8:36, 37). Notice the emphasis, HIS OWN SOUL; not God’s soul or his enemy’s soul.
The highest the Lord will do is to cleanse the land, when the sins are too much and have caused a lot of damage. The UN and Nigerian Government say that it will take 30 years to cleanse Ogoniland of pollution from oil spill.
“The Un assessment of Ogoniland, which lies in the Niger Delta, said 50 years of oil operations in the region had “penetrated further and deeper than many had supposed”.
This pollution affects birds of the air, houses and house tops, human beings, animals in the bush, drinking water, streams and underground water, well waters, boreholes, fishes and other living creatures in the water and livestock.
The list is endless and UN research team said it will take at least 30 years to cleanse the land and restore it to how it was before pollution and oil spill. For the people of Israel, it took God 70 years to cleanse the land. He did it in the time of Jeremiah when He sent them to captivity.
Also at AD 70 when Jerusalem and Israelites were all sent to captivity, they only returned AD 1948 to become independent Nation of Israel.
It took God 1878 years to cleanse the land of Israel. In the case of 70 years cleansing; “and the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by His messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place. But they mocked the messengers of God, and despise his words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath .of the Lord rose against His people, and there was no remedy (2 Chronicles 36:15,16).
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