I’ve called out to you often, but you’ve never come. I’ve reached out to you, but you’ve paid me no attention. You’ve ignored my advice and rejected the correction I’ve offered. Because of this, I will laugh when you’re in trouble. When disaster overtakes you, or calamity overcomes you like a storm, when you’re engulfed by trouble or when anguish and distress overwhelms you, I will mock you?
I will not answer when your cry for help, even though you anxiously search for me, you will not find me. Why you may ask? Simply because you’ve hated knowledge, and chosen not to reverence the Lord! You will eat the bitter fruit of living your own way. You must experience the full terror of the path you’ve chosen. You turned away from me and chose death. You are a fool and your own complacency will destroy you!
If you come to me, listen and obey, I’ll pour out upon you the spirit of wisdom which will make you wise. You will live in peace and safety, unafraid of harm!