"He leads me in right paths
for his name's sake." Psalm 23:3b (NRSV)
Because of your hypocrisy and the hardness of your hearts He has done this.
God's preference is for compassion.
But you are for judgement and punishment.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]