Those who hate the Lord
would pretend submission to Him;
their doom would last forever.
This is a terrifying thought. God has absolutely no room for pretense and pretending. The one who ‘pretends to submit’ hates God. Yikes! Conversely, it is safe to assume that God also hates the pretentious heart. To pretend to submit is to rebel. Our Lord seeks an honest heart. He wants true submission or none at all.