The ruthless disregard God. They disregard His Word. Yet, they still proclaim to be His and even saved of Him. Yes. The ruthless profess and proclaim to be God’s, while choosing to deny Him daily in their very lives.
Miriam-Webster defines ruthless as having no pity: merciless, cruel, such as a ruthless tyrant.
One without the Spirit of God cannot have the love of God in them. Therefore, they are the very opposite of the character of God. They are merciless: the very opposite of God whose glory is primarily merciful and gracious, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth. Moreover, He is a God who keeps mercy for thousands, who forgives iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty.
I was reading through the Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, and other books, including Deuteronomy. God is so very clear about who will receive His promised blessings. He makes it clear who will receive His benefits. God’s promises, His benefits, He gives to those who fear Him. They are faithful to Him. They both hear and do His Word with a joyful heart.
The ruthless are not so. The ruthless profess to be what they are not. They profess to know God. But they don’t have a clue. They are very self-centered people. Yet, at times, they are crafty enough to sound caring.
The ruthless judge God’s righteous, while yelling that they are the ones being judged. They dig pits. They set up nets for God’s beloved. The ruthless are blind as bats, so to speak. They see the pit in front of them; but being deceived, they perceive it is someone else who will fall in. They don’t know that they will fall into the very pit they dug. They fall in their own destruction. Having no sound mind, they are unable to discern right from wrong. They are under strong delusion, calling the truth a lie, and calling a lie the truth.
The ruthless work for Satan. They have acquired Satan’s character. They exhibit satanic characteristics. But they may not know it, because their heart (mind) is taken over by Satan. So many times step by step, they have yielded to temptations and commit sin so that they have grieved away the Spirit of God.
And if the Holy Spirit is grieved away for the last time, they shall be lost.
Are they already lost forever? Is their probation already closed? We do not know. Nor can we know, unless God reveals it. And He will, if He so chooses. God does give us discernment to know if one is of Him or not. The Bible tells us we shall know them by the fruit they bear. It is revealed in their lifestyle. Whatever is inside will most definitely show up on the outside. Let that sink in.
The ruthless can seem to be nice. But they are conniving, subtle, and very manipulative. Some of them may be introverts. Some may be outgoing, very sociable. The common denominator, however, is self. Self is not dead. They must get notoriety. They seek attention. They seek to be the center. Others must listen to them. They have to be heard. They must be gratified.
Yet, they may sound humble, truthful and honest by disclosing something to cause others to think “they must be telling the truth, because they admitted” this or that. They may seem soft-spoken. The truth is they are very manipulative.
Many of them gossip as well. Many love to point out another’s appearance or sin, but yet they cannot—will not—see themselves. They do not accept responsibility for their own words and actions. While they make excuse for their appearance, their words and their actions, they place blame on others. In fact, they love playing the blame game—especially when consequences come. They throw tantrums and immediately say it is because of someone or something else. They never accept sole responsibility. They admit things only if another will join in and claim blame.
It’s narcissistic. It is satanic. No wonder! The common denominator is sin, a transgression of God’s law of love.
If you see any of their characteristics in you, please pray to God in Heaven and acknowledge it. In fact, confess every known sin to Him. Forsake sin. Repent. Turn away from sin, before it kills you.
Give up your will to God’s will. By faith, choose Him. God will intervene and give you His Spirit to do His will. Believe He will forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Die to self daily. Take up your cross and follow Jesus. Be hearers and doers of His Word by faith. God will do the rest. Just choose Him. Let that sink in.
Those with divine discernment will pray for these souls. They will plead for their salvation. But they do not have to associate with them. Nor will they intentionally engage in anything against God.
What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion does light have with darkness? If they are truly deceived, God will bring truth to them, because He is in the business of saving souls.
God the Father already gave His all—His only begotten Son.
Still, the ruthless are not beyond God’s reach. They only need to submit to God. They need to truly desire God’s salvation.
Hebrews 7:24-28 KJV
 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;  Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.  For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
The bottom line is this. The ruthless remain ruthless only because they have not the love of God. They are ruthless because they choose to live against God’s law of love.
Let that sink in.