Blogging the Bible- April 11

Deuteronomy 20-22; Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

It seems odd then that at the first sign of trouble we blame God. The first sign of friction. It can’t possibly be us, so why didn’t God stop it. “If God is so big, so good, then why…” is how the traditional argument goes.

God created people, with free will, not robots who are pre-programmed to respond a certain way. Would you rather have an automatic hug from your kids or spouse? Or one that comes unsolicited? There is nothing like the first unsolicited hug or kiss from a child. When on their own, they come to you and squeeze you or want to give you a kiss?

Here’s the problem with free will, it means sometimes we choose the wrong thing. With each choice there is a consequence, either for good or bad, cause and effect. If you make enough wrong choices, sometimes the consequences compound on themselves.

So even though the world may seem like it is coming apart around us, as the election cycle in the U.S. continues to pick up steam, the world isn’t likely to end no matter who gets elected. God is sovereign. He is still on the throne. He still blesses those who actively seek Him. No one will overcome God. In fact, as the world seems like chaos all around these words still bring hope:

Be silent, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.


~ by mikefoster on April 11, 2016.

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