Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then I will return again to my lair until they have suffered their punishment. Then they will seek me; in their distress they will earnestly seek me.
Woe to them! For they have fled from me! Destruction to them! For they have rebelled against me! I want to deliver them, but they have lied to me.
2 Kings 10:16
Jehu said, "Come with me and see how zealous I am for the Lord's cause." So he took him along in his chariot.
When he struck them down, they sought his favor; they turned back and longed for God.
Listen to this, O family of Jacob, you who are called by the name 'Israel,' and are descended from Judah, who take oaths in the name of the Lord, and invoke the God of Israel -- but not in an honest and just manner.
Stop putting your confidence in the false belief that says, "We are safe! The temple of the Lord is here! The temple of the Lord is here! The temple of the Lord is here!"
Her leaders take bribes when they decide legal cases, her priests proclaim rulings for profit, and her prophets read omens for pay. Yet they claim to trust the Lord and say, "The Lord is among us. Disaster will not overtake us!"
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven -- only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Later, the other virgins came too, saying, 'Lord, lord! Let us in!'
Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, then you will stand outside and start to knock on the door and beg him, 'Lord, let us in!' But he will answer you, 'I don't know where you come from.'
They profess to know God but with their deeds they deny him, since they are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.
1 John 2:4
The one who says "I have come to know God" and yet does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in such a person.