“Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease,
and with the contempt of the proud.”
“Woe to them that are at ease in Zion!”
To be “at ease” is to be over-confident in your standing with God; it is to be smug and proud. Those who are “at ease” scorn those who are weaker than they, or who have less knowledge. They are harsh in their attitude toward those who have failed. They even despise them (Job 12:5).
The upright are slandered more by those who are “at ease in Zion” than they are by the world. And it has always been that way. My father told us that in God’s kingdom, you are either laboring and being persecuted or you are at ease and persecuting others. There is no middle ground in spiritual warfare.
You will either attract with a holy life the envy and scorn of unwise believers, or you will be unwise yourself, persecuting those who are ahead of you in the Lord. Every child of God on earth is either “at ease in Zion” or at work with Jesus, doing good and bringing light to souls lost in sin.