Pastor uses this verse to silence those who raise serious questions about his actions. This implies the questioner is SO smart…even smarter than all the pastors put together!
Mockery is a great way to publicly shame/silence honorable people here. Over the years, far more than seven men have tried to reason/warn our Pastor. He has blown them all off.
But God says, “If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out. Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy” (Proverbs 28:9,11,13).