Think about it; how can we (men) hurt the omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent Creator of the universe? There is only one way; it is by the rejection of His sole ruler-ship in our lives. We hurt Him with our adulterous heart. He does not want to share His people with other elohim (lawmakers and judges). Just as a man does not want to share his woman or children with any other men. Yehovah made it very clear that we, His men, are to have no other elohim but Him. I see His hurt feelings in Ezekiel.
Adulterous Heart and Eyes Hurt Yehovah
Surely, as a woman treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel,” says Yehovah. A voice was heard on the desolate heights, suppliant weeping for Israel’s seed. For they have perverted their way; they have forgotten Yehovah, their God (their Elohim – lawmaker and judge) (Jer 3:20-21)
I think it may be Yehovah who is weeping on the desolate heights. just as I wept for years after my woman left me.
“Yet I will leave a remnant, so that you may have some who escape the sword among the nations, when you are scattered through the countries. Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations. And they shall know that I am Yehovah; I have not said in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them.” (Eze 6:8-10)
We hurt Yehovah when we, because of our adulterous heart, ask for a king
“But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to Yehovah. And Yehovah said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.” (1Sa 8:6-7)
“But you have today rejected your Elohim, who Himself saved you from all your adversities and your tribulations; and you have said to Him, ‘No, set a king over us!’ (1Sa 10:19)
In these last days we will all be asked “Who do you serve?” Saul, the first king of Israel is a shadow picture of the Assyrian. He will look very good and the majority of the people of the earth will follow Him. But he, like Saul, will not obey the Creator fully. Those who have learned, and done, and taught only Yehovah’s ways will not be taken in. While most others will!
The good news is “Our God Reigns!” Let’s not break His heart by looking to men for our security and that of our families. Yehovah said:
“Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My law: Do not fear the reproach of men, nor be afraid of their insults.” (Isa 51:7)
When we, men, choose to follow Him exclusively – He will rejoice over us and welcome us into His presence.
“Now therefore, fear Yehovah, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the elohim which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve Yehovah! And if it seems evil to you (men) to serve Yehovah, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the elohim which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the elohim of the Amorites [fill in the name of your government], in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve Yehovah.” (Jos 24:14-15)
We Are Not To Follow Our Adulterous Heart Or Eyes
The reasons Israel’s seed (perversely known as “the children of Israel) wear tassels on their garments is to be sure that we do not break His heart by following other elohim:
“Again Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to Israel’s seed: Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners. And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of Yehovah and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined, and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your Elohim.” (Num 15:37-41)