So, we asked the questions: Can people choose to do what they want, even if it directly clashes with God? Can they decide that God does not see or hear or punish?
In this passage of Scripture, the psalmist calls them fools and asks a couple more questions. “Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise? Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?” Psalm 94:8-10
These are what we refer to as rhetorical questions. They don’t need an answer because they are so obvious that the answer is evident. The Creator of the ear can indeed hear. The One who formed the eye is all-seeing. Godless nations will be punished. And the God of the universe is omniscient, all knowing.
The here and now is not all of our life. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are created with the breath of God in us. That means we are going to live forever. Eternity is our future.
Now here is a question that is not rhetorical.
Where are we going to live it?
If we choose to ignore God, declare that He does not see, believe we can live our lives without Him, then for all eternity that is exactly what will happen. We will live in a place that is without God. It is called hell.
But if we do come to Him, repent of our sins, acknowledge that Jesus is our Savior and Lord, we will live forever with Him in the most glorious, most amazing, most wonderful place we could ever imagine. And we will live there with Him for eternity.
So, we can choose.
Lord Jesus, I come asking You to help me be wise in all my choices, especially the one that determines where I will spend eternity.