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If you are out committing adultery behind your spouse's back, literally breaking one of God's ten commandments - then chances are, God will not be imparting much of His revelation and knowledge to you since you are living in an obvious sin. If you are out committing this type of sin against God, then you are not showing much of a fear of Him, or else you would never have considered falling into this type of sin in first place. Your actions may be speaking louder than your words.
If you have a true, healthy fear of Lord, then you will not want to tempt your fate and what He wants to do with your life by directly disobeying some of these obvious commandments such as adultery, cheating, scamming others, verbally and/or physically abusing your spouse or your children, holding extreme unforgiveness towards others, etc.
If you have a good healthy fear of Lord, then you will make every effort to try and live your life right and stay out of sins that you know will get you in trouble with Him. We are all sinners and none of us is perfect. I believe that there is a certain amount of "slack" with Lord on our own imperfections and some of stupid things that we will do in this life.
However, where some of us will get into trouble with Lord on above two verses is when we blatantly enter into what I call "unacceptable" sins and behavior. And some of sins mentioned above are unacceptable in God's eyes for many of us, and they thus could cause God to pull back on you and what He wants to do with your life.
God will not be mocked! If you don't fear Him and His ways and way He wants you to live this life - then He may just choose to withhold any knowledge and revelation that He may want to impart to you. That is why above two verses are so important for those that would really like to start seeking after knowledge of God for their lives.
God will be more than willing to open up His storehouse of knowledge for you in this life - but only if you are willing to do your part - and your first step is making sure that you have enough of a fear and reverent respect for Him in that you are willing to stay out of some of these unacceptable sins and behaviors.
Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible knowledge commentary and teaching.
The article was an excerpt from Michael's E-book titled, Seeking After the Knowledge of God © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.