13 Clearly, then, I gain nothing by keeping my thoughts pure!
What good is it to keep myself from sin?
Hello, I would say these are clearly the thoughts of people especially those that are atheist. This kind of reasoning is human nature of the intelligent world where philosophy is the key to different areas of trained thinking. As you see the photo at the end of this post, wise thinking is different from the knowledge that is naturally the gift to humans. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad was the point of interest in the unrefined body that required salvation from God alone to be completed.
When the End of the World is at hand God decided to allow humans to finally understand the concept of the Tree of Knowledge and what it meant to have it on earth. Since we have already learned that an experiment was designed within other posts on this page on of United Federation Global Empire, the Bible is used when the time is right to reveal the thoughts of mankind who have endured the experiment and the ways developed over time that people reason out life. Let's just add some additional questions.
(1. Is spirituality the way humans are supposed to live the life they have been given?
9 for he said, ‘Why waste time trying to please God?’
9 I know this because he says,
‘You will gain nothing if you try to please God.’
(2. In an unrefined state without any hope of "finding" salvation on our own, can we humbly approach God?
2-3 “Do you think it is right for you to claim, ‘I haven’t sinned, but I’m no better off before God than if I had’?
3 because you also ask him,
‘What’s the use of trying to please you?
What good will it do me if I don’t sin?’
(3. When God has abandoned humans and allowed the Earth to slowly ruin itself for years, How can we respect Him/Her?
14-15 “Listen; you have said, ‘It is foolish to worship God and obey him. What good does it do to obey his laws, and to sorrow and mourn for our sins? From now on, as far as we’re concerned, “Blessed are the arrogant.” For those who do evil shall prosper, and those who dare God to punish them shall get off scot-free.’”
14 You said, “It is useless to worship God. We did what the Lord All-Powerful told us, but we didn’t gain anything. We cried like people at a funeral to show we were sorry for our sins, but it didn’t help.