19 God is not a man, that he should lie,
nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
God is worthy of our confidence.
Beth Moore, in her great study Breaking Free says that “if we think we’ve discovered unfaithfulness in God, I believe one of three conditions has resulted:
- We misinterpreted the promise
- We missed the answer.
- We gave up before God timed his response.”
God his not human.
I remember hearing about a famed atheist who completely turned against God after seeing a picture of a starving mother and child in Africa. He thought that God was not just and he would not serve him if He allowed such things to happen.
Those who question the justice of God are not taking a look at the big picture. God allows free choice of human beings… a choice to serve Him or not. And if to not follow God is sin, then sin is allowed in the world so that we may choose. Earth is NOT Heaven, or it would be called heaven.
It is earth. It is a messed up place full of sin where mothers in Africa watch their children starve to death and mothers here watch their babies die of cancer. God is not the problem… we are…. He is the answer.
As I study the Bible, I am affirmed and confirmed. As I come to know God, I know that he is not some holy, controlling Santa Clause… I have my share of heartaches and heartbreaks. He is my BEST friend and Savior and everything good comes from Him.
It breaks my heart to see those who reject God and yet, I rejoice in a God that does not want puppets but allows us to choose. He has made an amazing creation that has a free will to choose. And I will always respect the right of others to choose their way although I truly Know THE WAY and could never go back!
” 6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Have a great day!