As we meditate on the seat of the scornful, and how to avoid it, the first reason offers great motivation — If we scorn we reap scorn directly from God (Proverbs 3:34). We established that it takes a proud heart to scorn, and that the scorner meets God’s “cold shoulder” or a “brick wall” in relationship with Him. Are you ready for another reason?
Consider Psalm 138:6.
Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
While the Lord’s attention is on the humble, He relates to the proud from “a distant place” (NLT). He deals with them remotely. (If you ever had a job you could work from home, then you get this concept.) This is a spiritual Lo-debar, a place of no communication (See 2 Samuel 9:4-5 for reference).
The scorner has no intimacy with God. There is no close interaction with the Father. For the scorner, God is no very present help in the time of trouble (Psalm 46:1).
Believers are created to stay in contact with our Creator. Taking our rest in the seat of the scornful is an invitation to break fellowship with God. This seat draws us away from communion and fellowship with our Father. An environment of mockers and scoffers and people who constantly have an opinion sets us against God.
The seat of the scornful is a cursed seat of distance. It is not a protected seat. It neither has nor retains any glory. It is not a favored seat. And, important to our royal purpose of succession, this seat is not preserved (no Providence here!).
We enter a spiritual range of danger when we entertain resting in the seat of the scornful. If you are tired, Kingdom Queens, do not stop here. It may look like fellowship, but is it a seductive invitation to a remote relationship with God. We need Him close, not “afar off” (Psalm 138:6).
One of my favorite worship songs says it well —I need You more, more than yesterday. I need You more, more than words can say. I need You more than ever before. I need You more. I need You Lord. …more than the air I breathe, more than the song I sing, more than my next heartbeat, more than anything. And Lord, as time goes by, I’ll be by Your side because I never want to go back to my old life… I need You more.
Let’s determine to stay close. Love you all.