“What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. “How can we plead? How can we justify ourselves? God has exposed your servants’ iniquity. We are now my lord’s slaves—both we and the one in whose possession the cup was found.”
wouldn’t God have found this out,
since He knows the secrets of the heart?
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end.
I observed all the work of God and concluded that man is unable to discover the work that is done under the sun. Even though a man labors hard to explore it, he cannot find it; even if the wise man claims to know it, he is unable to discover it.
This is what the Lord says:What fault did your fathers find in Me
that they went so far from Me,
followed worthless idols,
and became worthless themselves?
But if you don’t do this, you will certainly sin against the Lord; be sure your sin will catch up with you.
The one who lives with integrity lives securely,
but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.
for in his own eyes he flatters himself too much
to discover and hate his sin.
If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed.
Your hand will capture all your enemies;
your right hand will seize those who hate you.
Then Joseph said, “I swear that I will not do this. The man in whose possession the cup was found will be my slave. The rest of you can go in peace to your father.”
Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men and asked them the exact time the star appeared.
Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men.
It also seemed good to me, since I have carefully investigated everything from the very first, to write to you in an orderly sequence, most honorable Theophilus,
“Look,” says the Teacher, “I have discovered this by adding one thing to another to find out the explanation,
“Teacher,” they said to Him, “this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery.
1 Corinthians 4:19
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will know not the talk but the power of those who are inflated with pride.