Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good (Ecclesiastes 9:18).
I've been teaching through Romans in my Sunday school class. Today we were in chapter 5 and beginning to deal with the results of the fall. In the course of studying, I came across the above verse from King Solomon. Worth pondering, isn't it? Here's another one that might be considered controversial in our tolerant, politically correct day and age . . .
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear (Isaiah 59:2).
I'll close with this little thought. Of course, God can - at His discretion - answer any prayer He wishes, however He wishes. But isn't it a bit presumptuous if people offer prayers to God all the while refusing to hear the Gospel, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and repent of their sins?
Then again, presumptuousness seems to be a hallmark of our generation.